I just received an email scam that looked incredibly official. I even had to check with the IRS website to make sure it was not legitimate. If you have suspicions about what you receive via email concerning the IRS, you should check out their website: www.irs.gov
- The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through e-mail. In addition, the IRS does not request detailed personal information through e-mail or ask taxpayers for the PIN numbers, passwords or similar secret access information for their credit card, bank or other financial accounts.
- Do not open any attachments to questionable e-mails, which may contain malicious code that will infect your computer. Please be advised that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers via e-mails.