NASHVILLE, AL (WBRC) – The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning that scammers are trying to prey on victims by pretending to be IRS agents.
IRS spokesman Dan Boone says the scammers send e-mails to make victims think that their electronic tax payments were rejected. They then direct the victim to a phony website that contains malware to infect their computer.
"Remember the IRS never sends e-mails about your taxes," Boone said.
The IRS says you should not give them information or access links in the emails. The message should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org using the instruction at irs.gov.
For information about other common tax scams, check out the IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2010 at IRS.gov.