IRS Email Scam!

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Satchman
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IRS Email Scam!

Post by Satchman » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:42 pm

Dear WOT,

There is an IRS email scam going around the Internet, claiming that if you owe taxes or need tax help to call a number which is a rogue. (fake.) Than there is a link of at least two more bogus URL's to report the information if you think you owe taxes or need IRS help

Make sure you do not call any of these numbers or click on any of these links! If you get this email, send this email to your spam/junk folder so that it can be reported.

The email looks something like this:

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If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue — if there really is such an issue.

If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.

If you’ve been targeted by this scam, you should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their “FTC Complaint Assistant” at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

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Satch

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RE: IRS Email Scam!

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:14 pm

@Satch =
Thank you, for such an informative post, I thought that by April it would be difficult to pull this one, but for scammers there is not a particular time to scam others
Best regards

NotBuyingIt
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RE: IRS Email Scam!

Post by NotBuyingIt » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:57 am

Several fraudulent call centers in India have been raided over the past year or so. About two days ago, Indian police announced the arrest of an alleged ringleader. See
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/world/asia/indian-man-accused-in-multimillion-dollar-call-center-swindle-is-held.html

I don't know about other call centers, but criminals continue to set up fake IRS webpages. New phishing scams that spoof the IRS are detected daily.
 

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