New Email Scam IRS Warning For Income Tax Payers
New Email Scam IRS Warning For Taxpayers
The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a warning to tax professionals to pass on the message to taxpayers about a new email scam that is targeting Hotmail users and is being used to steal personal financial information. This phishing email has a subject with the heading...
"Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We're processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX"
The email will lead taxpayers to a fake Microsoft sign in page and will ask you personal questions and try to get financial information.
The IRS has already received well over 900 complaints about the new email scheme that seems to be targeting Hotmail users only. The original suspected websites that were found to be associated with the email scam have been shut down, however taxpayers should now be on the lookout for similar email schemes that could pop up.
If anyone receives unsolicited emails that claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it from your computer system. It is very important to remember that the IRS typically does not contact taxpayers through email to request personal financial details.
For more information, you can go to the "Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts" page on the irs.gov website.