Recently, a fax stating to be from the IRS has been making its way around. It claims that, due to “inefficiencies and irregularities perpetrated by some tax preparation experts”, you are due a small tax refund. All they need in return, is detailed financial information from you. Don’t be fooled – this is a scam.
The IRS does not correspond via unsolicited emails or facsimiles. If you are in doubt about any IRS correspondence you may receive, please contact us before you reply. Any emails that purport to be from the IRS should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faxes and other misuses of the IRS name, logo, or forms may be reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration toll-free at 1-800-366-4484.
Curious about other common scams? Go to www.irs.gov and search for “phishing and email scams” and also scroll down to “additional resources.”