Natural Disaster Scams Rise During Hurricane Season

Tax Scams

With hurricane season underway, criminals and scammers Florida often try to take advantage of the generosity of individuals who want to help victims of major disasters. Fraudulent schemes normally start with unsolicited contacts by telephone, social media, e-mail, or in-person using a variety of tactics.

Disaster victims can call the IRS toll-free disaster assistance telephone number (866-562-5227) with questions on tax relief or disaster-related tax issues or visit the disaster relief page on IRS.gov.

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