Tax scams are now targeting deaf victims who use Video Relay Service (VRS). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has produced a video, “ASL: Tax Scams via Video Relay Services (VRS)”. The video is free, and is available in ASL and has captions and a transcript.
The below is the YouTube video.
Share this link with your friends and family: https://www.youtube.com/embed/LHYB-g-pTTc
The video is also available at IRS.gov: https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-warns-of-video-relay-scam-targeting-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing
The transcript is here: https://www.irs.gov/uac/videos-american-sign-language-asl
Also check out the IRS ASL YouTube Channel @youtube.com/irsvideosasl throughout the year. You’ll find helpful information on topics such as tax scams, extensions, ID theft and what to do If you owe taxes.
The producer of the IRS official video is a long-time deaf employee, Toby Silver. The actors signing the messages in all of their videos are also deaf employees of the IRS. Please take the time to view the video, as well as help your friends by sharing the important video!