Don't fall victim to fake IRS email "Phishing" attacks
Don't fall victim to a "Phishing"attack by responding to an email claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS simply does not initiate taxpayer communications through email. Phishing is often a criminal scam typically carried out by unsolicited email and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information. If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information:
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Forbes magazine has a recent article highlighting this annoying problem, with some screenshots of what some of these fake IRS emails can look like. Click on the link below for more details:
Clare L Garner Jr CPA LLMT | 10/31/2011