We recently learned about one of the latest ways that crooks are trying to exploit our tax system to steal from taxpayers.

There’s also some specific instructions to follow in the event you are a victim of this latest scheme.

Keep an eye out for a form 1099-G in the mail that reflects unemployment benefits which you did not receive.

Identity theft con-artists are using people’s personal information to apply for UC benefits that are then being paid to the scammers themselves.

Subsequently – state governments are issuing the 1099-G form and mailing it to the address they have on file for the recipient. Thus you receive the tax form, but not the benefits.

It has been advised that if you are the unfortunate receipts of one of these false forms, that you do not attempt to reach out to the IRS. Rather, you should contact the state agency that issued the form to you to get things cleared up.