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Tax professionals say look out for scammers

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As employers work to send out W2 forms, scammers are working to try to figure out how they can steal your identity at tax time.

In 2016 the FBI received more than 6,000 complaints of identity theft in Michigan.

Olivia Adams is a tax professional in Antrim County. She said there are numerous scams this time of year and people need to keep be vigilant to ensure they don’t become a victim of fraud.

“Phone calls from the IRS don’t usually happen. Especially they don’t ask for social security or credit card information.  There's been a couple related to email were they send an email saying there’s a problem with their account and that they need to reply”.

Adams said if the IRS is trying to contact you they will send letters through the mail, or they will show up at your doorstep.