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Jackley says it's National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

PIERRE (AP) -- Attorney General Marty Jackley says this week is National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Jackley said Monday that the scam can target consumers by phone or email. He says tax identity theft can be when a scammer uses a social s...

PIERRE (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley says this week is National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.

Jackley said Monday that the scam can target consumers by phone or email. He says tax identity theft can be when a scammer uses a social security number to secure a tax refund.

He says scam artists can also try to get money or personal identifying information while impersonating an Internal Revenue Service agent.

Jackley says potential victims can also receive emails from unscrupulous characters claiming that there were problems with a previous tax filing. The goal is to obtain victims' personal information.

Jackley is reminding South Dakotans that the IRS doesn't communicate with citizens through telephone or email about tax filing problems.

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