IDENTITY THEFT SCAM TARGETS TAXPAYERS!
TAXPAYERS ARE BEING WARNED NOT TO OPEN SUSPICIOUS E MAILS THAT APPEAR TO HAVE COME FROM THE IRS!
|John R. Liming
Editor and Publisher
The Liming Liberal Digest (BLOG)
INTERNET SCAM ALERT!
jUNE 30, 2011
U.S. TAXPAYERS TARGETED
U.S. Taxpayers are being warned not to open any e-mail messages that appear to be coming from The Internal Revenue Service which make a claim that a Taxpayer’s tax payments which have been made through The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System have been rejected.
Let me repeat that: If you get an e-mail that looks like it came from The United States Internal Revenue Service and you read it and it says that any payment you might have made using The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System has been rejected, do not open any attachments and do not click on any links that may come with the e-mail.
News agencies are reporting that this is an Internet Scam aimed at giving the scammers access to personal information that can be used to steal victim identities.
It is reported that IRS Spokeswoman, Jennifer Jenkins has warned, “The IRS doesn’t send unsolicited e-mails to tax payers about their tax accounts and doesn’t communicate payment information through the mail.”
Taxpayers are being warned that if they do receive an e-mail of this kind, they should never click on any links or open any attachments.
According to news reports that I have seen and read, The IRS is asking that those who receive suspicious e-mails to forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete the messages.