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IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. IRS Media Relations Representative, David Tucker, says it involves identity theft.
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Tucker says that any notification from the IRS will always come through the US Postal Service.

The fake emails may include the following message: “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document processing error. Your case has been forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance.”

Recipients are directed to click on links that supposedly provide information about the “advocate” assigned to their case or that let them “review reported income.”

If you receive a similar email forward it to the IRS.
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Tucker also wants taxpayers to know that there is a link with information about how to protect yourself from ID theft on the IRS web site- IRS.gov.  Click on Identity Theft.

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