The IRS is warning everyone of a recent increase in texting scams aimed at stealing your personal and financial information. Con artists are using texting scams (known as smishing) to pretend to be the IRS.

In the last few weeks, IRS simulated smishing has increased exponentially.

David Zubler is a tax accountant and Enrolled Agent in East Tennessee, providing tax strategies and representing clients before the IRS and has over 25 years of tax experience. He is the author of six tax books and has shared tax advice on national TV. He is the founder and president of Your Tax Care. The company provides business and tax education, including David’s one-minute tax tip radio recordings at David can be reached at 865-363-3019 or contacted by email at