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2013 February Newsletter

SCHOOL DEBIT CARDS

CONSUMER ALERTS




Consumer Alerts


Please note that the IRS does not initiate 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 or a specific IRS component, such as EFTPS, please report it by sending it to phishing@irs.gov.


• If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, please send the site’s URL by email to phishing@irs.gov, using the subject line: suspicious website.


For more information on phishing scams, please see Protect Your Personal Information and Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft.


October 2012
​Don't Fall for Phony IRS Websites


The IRS warns consumers about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page.


The actual IRS e-Services page offers web-based products for tax preparers, not the general public. The phony web page looks almost identical to the real one.


The IRS gets many reports of fake websites like this. Criminals use these sites to lure people into providing personal and financial information that may be used to steal the victim’s money or identity.


 



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