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Crooks try to look like TurboTax

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Another one of our viewers got an e-mail scam tied to your income taxes, and he wants to warn you about it.  

Louis Powell received an e-mail three days in a row claiming to be from TurboTax. The e-mail says your e-file has been received and you can check you current refund status by going to a link.

Powell knew it was a scam, because he doesn't use TurboTax, and the name on the letter is wrong. But Powell knows thousands of people who did use TurboTax will get this e-mail, and may fall for the scam.

"But if they go on that link, that's where they gonna tell you to put in your social security number and your date of birth. All of this information, and that's where they get you," he said.

Powell did not click on the e-mail's link, and warns others to beware this scam. The IRS wants you to remember, they never communicate with tax filers by e-mail, and be very suspicious of any e-mail asking you for personal information.

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