The official IRS website has a good amount of educational material to help you identify and avoid scams.
It’s that time of year when people anxiously await, or perhaps dread hearing from the IRS. Here’s a friendly reminder from the IRS to be on alert for scamsters posing as the IRS to gain access to your personal financial information…
From the IRS website:
The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or any social media tools to request personal or financial information
What is phishing? Phishing is a 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.All unsolicited email claiming to be from either the IRS or any other IRS-related components such as the Office of Professional Responsibility or EFTPS, should be reported firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a link to the official IRS site for the full article and related information including what to do if you’ve already been scammed:
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