Saratoga Tax Attorneys – Every tax-filing season, the scammers and ID thieves try to sucker people into providing personal and financial information through the use of phony e-mails.
The IRS receives thousands of reports every year from taxpayers who received emails out of the blue claiming to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name or logo to make the message appear authentic in an effort to get you to respond and then to trick you into revealing your personal and financial information. The criminals use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money. It is a scam known as “phishing” and we do not want you to become a victim.
You should know that the IRS does not initiate contact with any taxpayer via e-mail or social media to request personal or financial information. DO NOT:
- Reply to the message
- Open any attachments (attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer)
- Click on any links in a suspicious email or phishing website and enter your confidential information