NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Tax season is underway and the Better Business Bureau is warning that scammers may try to steal your refund by filing a return under your name.

All crooks need is your social security number.

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Some scammers, claiming to be from the IRS, contact potential victims by email, phone or letter in an effort to get their personal information.

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Experts suggest filing early.

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If you think you’ve been scammed, be sure to contact the IRS right away. For details, see the IRS.gov website.