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Tax season is in full swing. So are the tax scams – CNBC

Tax fraud typically increases during tax-filing season, which began Feb. 12. Identity theft is generally the most prevalent fraud. Here’s what to know.

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Tax season is in full swing and that means scammers are on the prowl.
Tax scams typically ramp up early in the year when taxpayers start filing their returns to the IRS. (Tax season started Feb. 12.) They also flare up during times of crisis, like the Covid pandemic, according to the federal agency.
Con artists may be more active this year relative to past tax-filing windows, exacerbated by the season’s delayed start, experts said.
“It’s like the perfect storm we’re dealing with right now,” said…

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