The Internal Revenue Service has come out with its annual list of tax scams for this season, and it contains some alarming items.

One of the leading themes this year is the economic stimulus payment, or tax rebate. Scammers are calling and e-mailing people claiming to be IRS employees and asking for confidential information such as a bank account or credit card number, in order to send the rebate. The scammers can use the information to try to run up charges on the victim's credit card or clean out their bank account. Not only is the IRS not involved in the scams, many of the activities originate overseas.

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