Tuesday, February 25, 2014

IRS Warns of Fake Emails and Phone Calls

The February 24, 2014 IRS Tax Tip warns of scammers who send emails or make phone calls in attempt to get your personal information.  Be aware that the IRS will never ask you for personal information through email or over the phone.

Here’s advice from the IRS on what to do if you ever find yourself in these situations:
If you get this type of ‘phishing’ email, the IRS offers this advice: 
  • Don’t reply to the message. 
  • Don’t open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer. 
  • Don’t give out your personal or financial information.
  • Forward the email to Then delete it.
If you get an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS:
  • Ask for a call back number and an employee badge number.
  • If you think you may owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS employees can help you.
  • If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484 to report the incident.
  • You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission by using their “FTC Complaint Assistant” on Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint
See for full details.

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