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IRS Warns Taxpayers about Phony Emails

Posted by McDonald & Osborne Posted on Oct 12 2015

The Internal Revenue Service does not contact taxpayers by email to alert them of a pending tax refund, inform them they are eligible for a tax refund, initiate taxpayer communications, or ask for detailed personal and financial information like social security numbers, PIN numbers, passwords, bank or credit card account numbers, or security-related information such as date of birth or mother’s maiden name. Taxpayers who receive email messages from entities claiming to be the IRS should NOT release any personal information. Furthermore, they should not reply to the email, open any attachments, or click on any links to avoid malicious code that can infect their computers. More information on reporting scams and what to do if you’ve been victimized is available here on the IRS website .

Lisa Osborne
Office Administration

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