The holiday season will soon end, and that means tax time is right around the corner. With so many sites advertising free tax preparation with minimal work, it’s easy to fall into a trap.

Tax preparation scams come in many different shapes and sizes. “Ghost” preparers, IRS impersonation, identity theft and email phishing are just some examples of scams circulating around tax season.

Marjorie Stephens is president and CEO of the BBB serving Northern Indiana.

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