12 most common tax scams

POSTED: 10:50 AM PDT Mar 27, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PST Jan 21, 2015 

As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Take a look at the annual "dirty dozen" list released by the IRS.

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5. Promises of 'free money.' Be skeptical of flyers and advertisements promising you "free money" from the IRS. Scammers have been targeting low-income and elderly people, convincing them to claim credits they aren't entitled to -- and even Social Security rebates that don't exist.

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