IRS Highlights International Fraud Awareness Week: Urges Taxpayers to Guard Against Scams and Deception
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is emphasizing the importance of International Fraud Awareness Week and encouraging taxpayers to safeguard themselves from scams and deception. This initiative is part of the IRS’s ongoing effort to protect taxpayers.
International Fraud Awareness Week serves as a timely reminder for everyone to consider the protection of their personal and financial information from fraudsters. This global event, which runs until November 18, aims to mitigate the impact of fraud by promoting awareness and education against fraudulent activities.
IRS Continues to Promote Fraud Awareness
Throughout this special week, the IRS, including its Fraud Prevention Office and Criminal Investigation Division, continues to work towards raising awareness about fraud and scams affecting taxpayers nationwide. The IRS encourages individuals, businesses, and tax professionals to take time now to recognize the red flags of a scam and ensure defenses are in place to halt scammers and those promoting unscrupulous tax schemes.
While this week highlights international fraud, the IRS works year-round to raise awareness about tax scams and schemes. These efforts range from the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams to other tax schemes, including aggressive marketing involving claims for the Employee Retention Credit.
Guarding Against Scams and Deception
The IRS continues to urge everyone to stay vigilant and protect their personal and financial information. It is essential to recognize the signs of a scam and ensure that defenses are in place to stop fraudsters.
It’s important to remember that although International Fraud Awareness Week is a significant event, the IRS’s efforts to raise awareness and educate the public about scams and fraudulent tax schemes continue throughout the year.
The IRS’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, along with other tax schemes, including aggressive marketing involving claims for the Employee Retention Credit, are part of these ongoing efforts.
To learn more about these scams and how to protect yourself, visit the official IRS website [here](https://www.irs.gov/).