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Phishing Scam Alert

Our friends at Boyer & Conniff shared this warning about IRS scams:

Important reminder

The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers to request personal or financial information by email, texting, or any social media.

Fishing Hooks courtesy wikicommons

The IRS has been alerted to a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS and include a link to a bogus website 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). These emails are not coming from the IRS.

Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the email or click on the links. Instead, they should forward the scam emails to the IRS at [email protected] For more information, visit the IRS’ Report Phishing web page at www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing.  This page also contains instructions for reporting other kinds of suspicious communication such as letters, faxes or texts claiming to be from the IRS.

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