It’s a New Year, and with a New Year comes new beginnings, resolutions, and sadly new scams. We want to help protect you from any scams that may come your way. One common scam you may run into is phone phishing.

Phone phishing is when someone calls, claiming to be someone who they really are not. This person will tell you, that in order to get out of a certain situation, you must give them personal information of yours. The IRS has seen a recent increase in local phone scams across the country, with callers pretending to be from the IRS in hopes of stealing money and/or identities from victims. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound very convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers.

Protect yourself and your family by checking out the scam alert page from the IRS, which is listed below. In the link they give a list of current scams running as well as resources of how to report a scam or identity theft. You are also welcome to stop into GHS, our employees are always eager to help with any questions you may have!