The IRS will never send you an email

August 24, 2012

Just a reminder to you that phishers, email scammers, or whatever you may call them have been very active in the last several weeks. If you receive an email that appears to be from the IRS, it is most certainly not. Please do not respond or reply, just delete. This is just another con game being played by criminals trying to get personal financial data from individuals.

The text of these emails is something like this — I know, I just received about 8 of them myself this month!

They come from an address at IRS.gov, which is the legitimate domain of the IRS, but they are not being sent from there.

Date:           Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:39:26 -0500

From:           “Internal Revenue Service” <support@irs.gov>

Subject:           Federal Tax payment canceled

Your Tax transaction (ID: 399036515389), recently from your bank account was returned by the your financial institution.

Canceled Tax transaction

Tax Transaction ID:          399036515389

Reason for rejection          See details in the report below

Tax Transaction Report          tax_report_399036515389.doc (Microsoft Word Document)

Internal Revenue Service, Metro Plex 1, 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Landover, MD 20785

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