IRS Scams

Beware of scammers and hackers falsifying their identity to be the IRS. One of the newest scammer trends comes in the form of an email.The IRS does not send out unsolicited e-mails or ask for detailed personal and financial information. Usually, the IRS will first send you a letter, if not a certified letter to get your attention. If there’s any doubt, check with your tax preparer or disregard the email. Beware of phishing attempts and do not open any attachments or click on any links. Here are some examples of a scam email:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scammers may also contact you by phone; please note that the IRS does not contact the tax payer by phone but through mail. Do not call back and do not share any personal information. Scammers usually will sound professional and advise you that if you do not give a payment now, you will have a warrant placed under your name. Do not be fooled, here are some examples of phone scams: