IRS Reports Increase in Tax Scams

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The IRS is reporting a 400 percent increase in tax scams.

In January, there were more than a thousand incidents, that is up from just over 250 last year.

The trend is continuing in February with over 350 reports through earlier this week.

The scams range from emails, texts and phone calls.

Taxpayers should report any of these to the IRS by emailing

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