IRS Warns of new Impersonation Email Scam
At a security summit held by the IRS and its security partners, IRS reminds everyone that they will not send unsolicited emails and they never email taxpayers about the status of refunds. The IRS warns of emails from bad actors pretending to be the IRS in a new, but not uncommon, scheme to get taxpayer information. If you receive an email that appears to be from the IRS impostors you can forward it to email@example.com.
The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.