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Warning to all Taxpayers of New Email Scams
By Lucy Agana



IRS scam email address has an attachment and it downloads malicious software onto the taxpayer's computer when clicked. The software is often designed to search out and send back to the scammer personal and financial information contained on the taxpayer's computer or obtained through keystrokes that the scammer can use to commit identity theft.

PLEASE BE REMINDED AGAIN that as per IRS info on their Homepage – IRS never sends an email to taxpayers asking for personal information.

Things to do when you received an email like this:

1) Do not reply.

2) Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.

3) Do not click on any links.
If you clicked on links in a suspicious e-mail or phishing website and entered confidential information, visit our IRS identity protection page.

4) Forward the e-mail as-is, to IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

5) After you forward the e-mail and/or header information to IRS, delete the original e-mail message you received.



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Lucy Agana, OutsourcingCPA
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