MOBILE, Ala. -- Scammers are trying to get money from elderly and disabled people by pretending to fill out IRS forms that claim refunds, according to the Better Business Bureau of South Alabama.
The scammers are telling people who collect Social Security benefits that they are entitled to a refund because there has not been a cost-of-living increase associated with such benefits, according to Tina Waller, president of the BBB of South Alabama.
The scammers are charging $10 to $15 per form, promising refunds of more than $3,000, Waller said in a written statement.
Waller said no such refund exists.
Waller said anyone who has paid to file a return for this reason or has any other question should contact the BBB at 251-433-5494 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 251-433-5494 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.