Oklahoma AG cautions about tax and rebate scams

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning Oklahomans about tax and rebate scams as the deadline nears to file personal income tax returns.

Pruitt says the schemes involve consumers getting a call or an email claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration or another government agency.

Consumers may be asked to provide social security numbers, bank account numbers or other personal information that is used to commit identity theft. Neither the IRS nor the SSA collects information about government rebate qualifications by telephone or email.

To avoid becoming a victim, the AG says filers should never respond to emails claiming to be from the IRS asking for personal information, bank PIN numbers or credit card information.

Tuesday is the deadline for filing personal income tax returns.

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