Word of Warning!

I have yet again received an e-mail purportedly from the IRS regarding my “refund report”.  The e-mail contains an attachment in compressed (i.e., zip) format.

I would like to warn everyone that the IRS never – and I mean never – initiates contact with taxpayers through e-mail.  Unless you are working/dealing with a specific IRS employee and are expecting an e-mail from that specific person, do not open any e-mail purportedly from the IRS.  These are scams that are trying to secure personal identification information in order to steal identities.

Instead, forward the e-mail to the IRS Fraud Desk at phishing@irs.gov. Please take care to protect your identity.

Karen VanDonsel

Webmaster, NEFHRC

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