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Protect Yourself From the "IRS Scam"

The IRS has been alerted to a new phone and email phishing scam.  The calls and emails appear to be from the IRS and include a link to a bogus web site intended to mirror the official IRS web site. These emails contain the direction "you are to update your IRS e-file immediately."  The emails mention USA.gov and IRSgov, though notably, not IRS.gov (IRS-dot-gov).

Don't get scammed. These emails are NOT coming from the IRS.  The phone callers use the same aggressive pitch that the IRS needs to update your personal account information to try to steal your identity.  Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the phone calls or emails or click on any links.  Instead, they should forward the scam emails to the IRS at: phishing@irs.gov.

For more information, visit the IRS web page at: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing

REMEMBER: The IRS never contacts taxpayers by email, texting or any social media.

 

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