Fraudulent Emails – Tax Returns
Tax season is upon us once again. This time of year we see a large increase in the number of fraudulent emails purporting to be from the IRS. Many times the email will claim that there is a problem with your tax return and “click here” for more details. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS OR OPEN ATTACHMENTS. The IRS will never email you requesting information.
Report and forward all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any email that claims to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information, refers to taxes, inheritance, etc. should be deleted after forwarding to the IRS.
Visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing for more information about what to do if you receive an unsolicited email, phone call or any correspondence from the IRS.