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Missourians urged to watch for tax scams

by By Adam Reider [email protected] | March 31, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey warns consumers to be aware of tax scams as the annual filing deadline approaches.

In a news release, Bailey warned Missouri residents to be aware of scammers and take steps to protect themselves from anyone attempting to get their personal information.

He recommended:

Be suspicious of any unexpected communication supposedly from the IRS. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or phone for personal or financial information.

Know that the IRS does not ask for passwords, personal identification numbers or confidential information for credit card, bank or other accounts.

Beware scammers try to file fraudulent returns. If you file early, then it is less likely someone can use your information.

Using a reputable tax preparer; the IRS publishes a director of tax preparers at

Keep sensitive information secure, shred any unnecessary documents and use secure internet connections.

For consumers who want to report an IRS scam, contact the Consumer Protection Hotline of the Missouri Attorney General's Office at 800-392-8222 or file a complaint at

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