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Feb 27, 2015 3:42 PM

NH attorney general warns of tax scams

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) - New Hampshire's attorney general is warning residents to beware of scams as the federal tax filing deadline approaches.

Attorney General Joseph Foster says IRS-related scams are on the increase now that federal income tax season has begun.

Scammers typically call potential victims claiming to be from the IRS and demand payment for past-due taxes, and some even threaten arrest or other action to coerce their victims.

A second common scam involves perpetrators using stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. Often, victims aren't aware until they file their returns and discover that their refunds have been sent to the thieves.


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