Phishing for Information | Beware of Fake IRS Site

Phising, Fraud, Scam

"If I cast enough lines, I'll catch a big fish..."

On October 25th, the IRS issued a warning regarding a new tax scam. Taxpayers have been receiving solicitations to use web-based products on a fake IRS site. This site is designed to steal your personal information. The real IRS e-Services page is for tax preparers and payers only and is found at

If you receive a solicitation sending you to a site ending in .com, .net, .org, etc., it’s not the authentic IRS site. Also, keep in mind that the IRS will never initiate contact with you via email or web channels (like social media). If you do receiving a phishing message, please be sure to report it to the IRS.

If you have questions regarding correspondence from the IRS, please contact your H&S team member today.

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