From the IRS:
Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.
Scammers often send an email or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. The crooks then use this information to commit identity theft or steal your money. Some call their victims to demand payment on a pre-paid debit card or by wire transfer. But the IRS will not initiate contact with you to ask for this information by phone or email.
If you get this type of ‘phishing’ email, the IRS offers this advice:
* Don’t reply to the message.
* Don’t open any attachments or click on any links. They may have malicious code that will infect your computer.
* Don’t give out your personal or financial information.
* Forward the email to [email protected]. Then delete it.
For the full article please visit: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Beware-of-Fake-IRS-Emails-and-Phone-Calls
Davis & Hodgdon Associates has been assisting individuals and businesses in the Burlington Vermont Metro area for more than 20 years. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call 802.878.1963 or email [email protected].