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Beware of bogus IRS e-mails

Posted at: 02/25/2013 2:34 PM

Beware of bogus e-mails from the IRS.
 
The IRS says it receives thousands of reports every year from taxpayers who have been sent e-mails claiming to be from the agency. It's important to know the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers through e-mail – it will always contact you through snail mail.
 
If you receive an e-mail claiming to be from the IRS, the agency advises you not to reply to the message, not to open any attachments, and to not give out any confidential information.