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IRS scammers are at it again, and are now targeting your email’s inbox.
WSJ‘s Laura Saunders explains and has tips for those who receive fake IRS messages.
The IRS Doesn’t Initiate Taxpayer Contact by Email
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers to be on guard against fake email purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.
The IRS says that is has received numerous reports of the scam which involves an email with an attachment. The email attachment is typically a fake CP2000 notice for the tax year 2015. That’s your first red flag: a real CP2000 notice is mailed to taxpayers through the U.S. Postal Service. It is never sent as part of an email to taxpayers.
Here are a few other things to look for:
Remember that the IRS has confirmed they will not:
New scams are popping up every day. Don’t fall for the tricks! Keep your personal information safe by remaining alert. If you get an inkling of “IRS” tax fraud, don’t hesitate to call us.
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