- If a debt collector calls you, hang up.
- File your taxes early, before an impersonator does it for you.
- If the IRS calls you, hang up. Remember that the IRS will never phone you asking for money.
For more information on this new debt collection scam that goes after your IRS refund, see Brian Krebs' blog posting IRS Scam Leverages Hacked Tax Preparers, Client Bank Accounts at