VIDEO: Scam Alert – Email from the IRS

Warning: This is an urgent message about two major scam alerts that is coming from the IRS. They scams are coming via email and telephone.

Today I want to talk with you about the email scam alert. The IRS is aware of these emails going out and have put out this official notice!

New Email Phishing Scam: “Update your IRS e-file” 

The IRS has been alerted to a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS and include a link to a bogus web site intended to mirror the official IRS web site. These emails contain the direction “you are to update your IRS e-file immediately.” The emails mention USA.gov and IRSgov, though notably, not IRS.gov (IRS-dot-gov). Don’t get scammed. These emails are not coming from the IRS.

Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the email or click on the links. Instead, they should forward the scam emails to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. For more information, visit the IRS’s Report Phishing web page.

The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, texting or any social media.