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ALERT! IRS warns about new scam regarding tax refunds


The IRS is warning taxpayers against a recent scam that claims to be a notice of an unclaimed tax refund.


BE ADVISED: THE SCAM CAN BE VIA EMAIL, TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) OR MAIL IN A CARDBOARD ENVELOPE.


WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

AUTHENTIC-LOOKING IRS LOGO, FAKE IRS CONTACT INFORMATION AND/OR LINK TO ALTERNATE SITE that requests sensitive information, such as:


  • PHOTOS OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE

  • CELLPHONE NUMBER(S)

  • BANK ACCOUNT/ROUTING NUMBERS

  • SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER(S)

DPFT IS REMINDING YOU THAT THE IRS WILL NEVER INITIATE CONTACT WITH TAXPAYERS BY EMAIL, TEXT OR SOCIAL MEDIA REGARDING A BILL OR TAX REFUND.

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