St Genevieve, MO, February 9, 2015:Tax resolution attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, and best selling author of “Successonomics” posted a new article on the LANCE DRURY LAW website entitled “Don’t Get Caught By The Dirty Rotten Scammers.” When fear of the IRS can be controlled, tax scammers lose control is the message Mr. Drury delivers.
Becoming aware of the techniques scammers use is important, says Drury. He offers a list of tricks that have been used by scammers to fool taxpayers, saying, “Most important is to control your fear” despite the fact that they
- Use common names and provide fake IRS badge numbers.
- Know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number.
- Make it appear as if the IRS is really calling.
- Send fake IRS emails to support their scam.
- Call a second time claiming to be the police or DMV to support their claim.
Drury turns the reader’s attention to the IRS.gov website for more information writing, “Each year the IRS publishes the top twelve scams. (www.irs.gov) In the last few years the one that continues to top the list is the phone scam.”
According to Drury, “When it comes to the phone, the only thing you need to remember, if you can keep your wits about you is that the IRS never initiates collecting a debt via telephone. If you can only remember this one thing, you’ll have the presence of mind to do one of three things: 1) Ask for a name and number and once you get that information tell them your lawyer will call them back; 2) hang up; or 3) simply tell them to bug off.
As Drury continues, he warns, “The face-to-face scammer is particularly deceitful. They’ll tell you they can get huge returns. The ways in which they do this are illegal. By the time you’re expecting a big check, they’ve pocketed it and you’re left to face the IRS for illegal claims, back taxes owed and huge fines. So select your tax preparer very carefully. If they do not file electronically let that be the first and only red flag. Walk away. Even if that particular tax preparer comes by way of a friend’s recommendation, walk away.”
The entire article can be found at http://www.lancedrurylaw.com/dont-get-caught-dirty-rotten-scammers/
About Lance Drury
Tax Attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, has been practicing law since 1984 and began representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in 2006. With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, Drury has positioned himself as a leading attorney in the state for IRS tax resolution issues. He is able to evaluate the unique situation of clients and provide them with honest answers and a specific plan to best resolve their tax problems
About The Lance Drury Law Firm
Since 2006, the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury has been representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and State of Missouri Tax Commission. With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, we’re proud to be your local choice for Missouri tax services.