Last Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman marked the beginning of National Financial Literacy Month and offered to avoid falling victim to tax season scams. He also asked members of the public to notify his office of any suspected fraudulent schemes designed to steal personal and financial information from consumers.

Attorney General Schneiderman said:

“Some of the most common scams reported to my office involve fraudsters targeting consumers during tax season and I hope New Yorkers remain vigilant leading up to tax day.  By keeping in mind a few basic tips and reporting suspected fraud, consumers can stay safe and ensure that they get to keep the full tax refund to which they’re entitled.”