In a recent keynote address to over 1,000 tax professionals in Chicago, John Koskinen, the Commissioner of the IRS, asked the audience to raise their hands if they had personally been contacted by someone pretending to be from the IRS. He reiterated that he was not talking about clients, but those sitting in the audience. Well over 50% of the professionals raised their hands. So did the IRS Commissioner.
As we age, we tend to become more vulnerable to fraud. According to the National Consumers League, nearly a third of all telemarketing fraud victims are age 60 or older. That type of fraud represents billions of dollars per year. One study found that senior citizens, who make up 12% of the U.S. population, comprise […]