Update: A Reminder to Beware of Phishing Scams in the Form of Emails Claiming to be from IRS.gov

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Each year, the IRS receives thousands of reports from taxpayers who receive emails claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through email. Learn how to protect your personal information.

What is phishing?
Phishing is a scam where e-mail messages are sent to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal and financial information that can be used to steal the victims’ identity.

  • The IRS does not initiate e-mail communication with taxpayers regarding EFTPS or tax account matters.
  • The IRS does not request detailed personal information through e-mail.
  • The IRS does not send any communication requesting your PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

Visit IRS.gov for more information on how to protect your personal information from phishing scams.


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