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Beware Of Bogus IRS Emails And Calls

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:22 AM
Most of these tips from the IRS should be well-known. For example, the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email. So if you get an email asking you for information that appears from the IRS, it's a phishing scam. More determined scammers are also making phone calls. This IRS tip provides a quick way to deal with this type of call:
If you receive a phone call, fax or letter in the mail from an individual claiming to be from the IRS but you suspect they are not an IRS employee, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to determine if the IRS has a legitimate need to contact you. Report any bogus correspondence. Forward a suspicious email to

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Have you received scam IRS calls or letters?
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,467 posts since
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