AARP Virginia issues scam alert ahead of Tax Day

AARP Virginia issues scam alert ahead of Tax Day
AARP Virginia issues scam alert

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - AARP Virginia is warning you to look out for scammers as Tax Day approaches.

Scammers take full advantage of opportunities during tax filing season to make a fast buck. They commit tax identity theft by filing a phony tax return using victims’ personal information to get a refund.

To protect yourself against this scam, file your return as early as possible, use a secure Internet connection if you file electronically, or mail your tax return directly from the post office.

Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network online or call AARP Fraud Watch Helpline at 1-877-908-3360 and speak to a volunteer specially trained in spotting scams.

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