A warning about a new tax scam was sent out by the Internal Revenue Service. The scam uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The phony web page looks almost identical to the real page.
Criminals are using these sites to lure people into providing personal and financial information that could potentially be used to steal money or an identity.
The official website address of the IRS is www.irs.gov. Do not be misled by sites claiming to be the IRS but end .com, .net, .org.
If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, send the site’s URL by email to email@example.com. Use the subject line, ‘Suspicious website’.
Be aware that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
If you get an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS, report it by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IRS has information at www.irs.gov that can help you protect yourself from tax scams of all kinds. Search the site using the term “phishing.”
Call and make an appointment with us at 401-254-0151 to find out how we can better protect you. We look forward to hearing from you.