With Hurricane Harvey having left behind record-setting devastation - and Hurricane Irma having done the same across the Southern U.S. - Americans are donating money and supplies to charitable organizations like never before. Millions has been raised for and on behalf of such organizations as The American Red Cross, The United Way, The Center for Disaster Philanthropy and more.
Tax season is once again in full swing. This means, of course, that people are busily gathering tax documents, preparing tax returns, sending in tax payments and awaiting refunds. It also means that the criminals are once again out in full force trying to separate people from their well-deserved and hard-earned money by taking advantage of the cache of fear that simply hearing "IRS" evokes in some people.
Who falls for IRS tax scams? A review of news stories turns up an IT professional in Wisconsin, a mother in Eureka and a Washington state truck driver.