Del. warns of fraudulent tax refunds
With tax season in full swing, Delaware officials are alerting taxpayers of fraudulent tax refunds.
The Delaware Division of Revenue says they've been informed by the IRS that thieves are stealing client data from tax professionals and using that information to mail fake refund checks to taxpayers or deposit checks into their accounts.
Suspects would then call taxpayers and pose as police to call attention to the errors and demand that taxpayers return the money.
"They will contact the tax payers, acting as they are an IRS representative and try to get the tax payer to release information to them," says Holly Reynolds, from the Delaware Division of Revenue’s Fraud Team
The Delaware Division of Revenue says they have not had any reports in the state just yet, but want to prevent taxpayers from getting scammed. If someone suspects a scam is taking place, they are asked to contact the Delaware Division of Revenue’s Fraud Team at (302) 856-5358 for assistance.