Every year, scam artists pretend to be IRS officials to get your money. They’ll call, email, or text you, claiming you owe back taxes or say there’s a problem with your tax return. And, believe it or not, they even try to fool IRS officials.
At the IRS’s criminal investigation field office in Boston, even local agents get those scam calls they’re trying to fight.
Ed Gallin doesn’t use Facebook Messenger much, but he was happy to get a “hello” from someone he thought was his sister-in-law last November. “She said have you signed up for the IRS grant,” Gallin explained. “She said well there is a grant now available to seniors, and it’s going to go away, and you can apply to anywhere from...