Want a little extra money from the Internal Revenue Service?
When presented with this question, who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, phishers are banking on your eagerness to get more of your hard earned cash back from the IRS. That’s why we’re warning you to watch out for emails that include subject lines like the question above.
Now that most people have filed their taxes, a new round of phishing tax scams are spreading. Some emails include realistic looking (but phony) IRS logos and promise people refunds if they follow the simple instructions in the email.
In most cases, victims are sent to phishing sites that ask them to confirm their personal and financial information, such as Social Security numbers and bank account details. While they say they need this information to send the refund, in reality they want to commit identity theft and financial fraud.
The bottom line is that the IRS will NEVER ask you for any information via email or even over the phone. So be on alert for these types of emails and delete, delete, delete.
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