With the deadline to file your income taxes just days away, the Better Business Bureau reports the various scams associated with the filing date continue to be plentiful.  A handful of callers called The Big Z's on Monday to report they had been contacted by what they believe to be scammers telling them to send money or go to jail.

This is nothing but a ruse, according to BBB Investigator Bill Smith.  He tells The Big Z the scammers come up with a variety of threats, but none of them are true.

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He says scammers are also trying to get to you through your e-mail, sometimes spoofing e-mail addresses in hopes you will believe they represent an online tax software service you may have used in the past.  If you have any questions, the Better Business Bureau phone number is 314-645-3300.  You can also get tips through the link:  http://www.bbb.org/stlouis/news-events/news-releases/2016/03/bbb-warning-on-tax-phishing/


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