12 most common tax scams

Published On: Mar 27 2013 10:50:52 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 21 2015 12:00:37 AM PST

As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Take a look at the annual "dirty dozen" list released by the IRS.

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5. Promises of 'free money.' Be skeptical of flyers and advertisements promising you "free money" from the IRS. Scammers have been targeting low-income and elderly people, convincing them to claim credits they aren't entitled to -- and even Social Security rebates that don't exist.


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