[Friday the 13th is] a terrible day if you’re superstitious or suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia. And making things even more frightening, the Internal Revenue Service has some terrifying news about tax scams.
This week alone, the IRS has issued two warnings about tax-related identity theft schemes.
First was the phishing attempt to hook tax pros by using the agency’s e-Services as bait.
Now there’s a fake insurance tax form scam that’s being used to access annuity and life insurance accounts. The IRS says this criminal scheme also targets tax professionals and their clients.
Source: Friday the 13th alert: Beware these 13 tax ID theft scams