These days, there is an app for everything, even your taxes. But with the number of scams going around during tax season, this has many filers a little nervous. Barbara Sorenson says she will be sticking with her accountant but that's because of her situation.
"If you don't have a lot of deductions, I think it's a good thing. But if you have a lot of crazy stuff going on like we have a daughter in college and a husband on the road, who knows what we can and can't take so it's just easier for us to have someone else do them," Sorenson said.
Even her accountant Tim Ness says it is something you need to be vigilant about.
"You should never reply to unsolicited emails. That is one of the fraud indicators from the IRS. A lot of folks do have their identity stolen and it's a huge problem right now in the United States," Ness said
Even with scammers out there that doesn't mean heading to an accountant is your only safe way to go.
"A lot of apps are vetted by the government and phone companies so they have to pass certain things before they are allowed to be apps on the marketplace anyway so there is always a level of security with that," Verizon Store Manager Stefan Tanjes said.
Tanjes says there are now a number of apps out there that can help people file their taxes that won't cause you any concern.
"If you go through an app that has a trustworthy name to it like, we are all familiar with Turbo Tax, H&R Block and The U.S. Government, if you kind of stick to stuff like that you should be pretty safe. We don't really run into a lot of scams with apps," Tanjes said.
Tanjes says sticking with apps that come from your app store on your phone is the safest way to go; downloading from a third party will put you at a higher risk.