IRS warns taypayers of email ‘phishing scam’

Taypayers are being warned of a scam wherein fake emails from the IRS ask for personal information (KOIN)
Taypayers are being warned of a scam wherein fake emails from the IRS ask for personal information (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Taxpayers are being reminded the Internal Revenue Service does not contact tay payers via email.

There have been reports of an email “phishing scam” in which emails appearing to come from the Taxpayer Advocate Service — an actual organization within the IRS — link to a webpage asking for personal information.

The IRS advises taxpayers not to give out this information, because the link, although it may appear authentic, is part of a scam.

Report a suspicious website. 

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