Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The IRS has established an electronic mailbox for taxpayers to send information about suspicious e-mails they receive which claim to come from the IRS. The IRS’s new mail box allows taxpayers to send copies of possibly fraudulent e-mails involving misuse of the IRS name and logo to the IRS for investigation. Taxpayers should send the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the IRS's new mail box, see the IRS's press release. For more information about how to protect yourself from electronic tax scams, see:
- How to Protect Yourself from Suspicious E-Mails
- Is It a Phishing Web Site?
- Example of Suspicious E-mail
- Phishing, Identity Theft and Scams
- IR-2005-136, IRS Warns of e-Mail Scam about Tax Refunds
- Identity Theft and Your Tax Records
- TIGTA Computer Security Bulletin
- TIGTA Report on Phishing
- Identity theft DVD, Outsmarting the Crooks