Protect Your Personal Information: The IRS Does Not Initiate Taxpayer Communications through Email
Phishing is a scam typically carried out by unsolicited email and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information. You receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information …
- Do not reply.
- Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.
- Do not click on any links.
If you clicked on links in a suspicious email or phishing website and entered confidential information, visit our identity protection page.
- Forward the email as-is, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- After you forward the email and/or header information to us, delete the original email message you received.