Tax scams happen when someone files a fake income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) using your personal information to create a refund that is not paid to you.
If you think you have experienced a tax scam, we recommend that you act immediately by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover, and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity using these resources and tools.