November 2, 2011

Beware of Email Scams Claiming to be from the IRS

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Beware of Email Scams Claiming to be from the IRS Tax & Business

The IRS has issued an alert for a currently-circulating spam email that indicates an IRS payment has been rejected. The email looks like official IRS email because the sender’s email address ends in @irs.gov. However, please be aware the IRS will never initiate taxpayer communications through email. Already, many Marcum clients have received this email.

You will find the guidance advises not to open any attachments but to instead forward the email, as-is, to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. The IRS will then take any action available to them to eliminate these spam email messages.

If you have any questions about any questionable emails, please feel free to contact your Marcum Tax Professional.