Better Business Bureau gives tips on how to avoid falling for tax scams

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Taxes are due on April 18.

The Better Business Bureau is warning everyone during crunch time — don’t fall for a scam. If you find yourself scrambling to get your taxes filed, BBB has tips to choose a trustworthy tax preparer while avoiding scammers from cashing in on your need to act quickly.

Jot down your identity protection pin from the IRS. That’s a six-digit number that confirms your identity.

Only deal with trustworthy tax preparation services.

And check websites carefully. Make sure you’re accessing the real IRS website.