Tuesday, 28 June 2011

IRS notification letter email scam

I receive an IRS notification letter lately stating that they are unable to process my tax return and this is another email scam! I actually have visited the IRS website and they know about this scam emails that have been going around and it is a sort of identity fraud. Anyway, here are the advices from the real IRS on what to do if you receive this email:

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 the IRS identity protection page.

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

I am encouraging everyone to report it and make an end to this scam once and for all!

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