The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.
If you have received an email – even if the sending address is irs.gov – do not open ANY attachments or images.
What is phishing?
Phishing is a scam typically carried out through unsolicited email and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information.
Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function firstname.lastname@example.org. Recent scams have used the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to attract potential victims. Also, if you’ve experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.
For more information visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing
The information contained on this page is from the IRS website page listed above.
If you have been a victim of tax fraud, contact the Law Offices of Joseph Arndt for a consultation.