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IRS Says Scams Ramping Up With New Buzz Words

Statewide Iowa — The IRS has dubbed this “National Tax Security Awareness Week” in an effort to remind you to keep your personal information safe.

IRS spokesman, Christopher Miller, says the end of the year is a problem time.

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He says there are two new scam buzzwords in particular that should send you a warning.

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Miller says those types of fraud cost Iowans one-point-eight million dollars.

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He says scammers will try to send you files and links to open up that will infect your computer or try to get you to give up personal information. He says there is one thing you can know for certain.

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Miller says you can get more information on what to look for and what to avoid at their website: IRS.gov [5].