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DuPage Guide to Community Services

Tax Debt/Refund Scam Reporting

Code: FN-1700.1470-840

Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that people can use to report the activities of scammers claiming to be from the IRS, the Tax Advocacy Panel (TAP) or other tax collection authorities who contact consumers by email or other means and try to trick them into providing personal and financial information such as a Social Security number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. Cases of fraudulent communication can also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the IRS. Reports may be filed by victims of a tax debt or refund scam, or by people who have information about individuals they know to be perpetrating such scams.

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