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These old-school tax scams just won't go away: Here's how to avoid them

Mediafeed Logo By Brooke Niemeyer of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 8: Scammers are always out there, but they become particularly prevalent when people are thinking about taxes. This is not only as April 15 approaches, but also around New Years when people are getting their finances in order.And these tax scams are nothing new. In fact, scammers tend to use the same methods year after year. Here are the five most prevalent types of tax scams to watch for and how to avoid them.

Tried-and-true scams

Scammers are always out there, but they become particularly prevalent when people are thinking about taxes. This is not only as April 15 approaches, but also around New Years when people are getting their finances in order.

And these tax scams are nothing new. In fact, scammers tend to use the same methods year after year. Here are the five most prevalent types of tax scams to watch for and how to avoid them.

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