Today's tax scam tip: Phishing. Phishing is defined as: the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
Remember that the IRS will never initiate contact or request personally identifiable or private information via email. Neither will reputable financial institutions, such as banks or credit unions. If you receive such an email and have any question on it's legitimacy, contact your local IRS office or financial institution directly, using a phone number obtained through the IRS.gov or financial institution's website. Never use a phone number or click a link provided in the questionable email.
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