If you get an unsolicited email from the Internal Revenue Service, remember this: IT’S A SCAM!!!
Um, the email…not the IRS.
The IRS is warning people about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The phony web page looks almost identical to the real one.
The bad guys use these fake sites to lure people into providing personal and financial information that could then be used to steal your money or identity.
I’ve said it before, but apparently it bears repeating: The IRS never, ever, EVER initiates contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
If you get an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS, report it by sending it to email@example.com.