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Tax fraud alert

Tax fraud alert

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It's tax time in the United States again. Whether you're filing online or off, it's good to be careful with your personal and financial information.

Here are some ways you can help protect yourself from online tax scams:

  • Recognize. There are thousands of different kinds of scams. The IRS website states that they do not initiate communication with people via email. If you receive an email that appears to be from the IRS, it is probably a scam. Also, if you get an offer from someone that sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. For more information, see the IRS article, Tax Scams - How to Recognize and Avoid Them.
  • Ignore. Never respond to unsolicited emails. If an email looks suspicious, don't respond. And definitely don't open any attachments.
  • Report. If you think you might have been a victim of a scam, you can report it to

For more information from the IRS about tax scams and how to protect yourself, see Protect your personal information! The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through email.

For more information from Microsoft about online fraud, see Get help with phishing scams, lottery fraud, and other types of scams.



  • I may believe that my email has been frauded,phished or scammed and also my believe goes further in sympathy to many laymen like me those I believe they are scammed. reason why, I receive many emails from unknown persons to the extend that a message of the same character is from different unknown persons. Persons in my contact list complained of bad mails from me but it wasn't me who composed nor sent them. I listed some emails I believed

    to be evil,,,,, soo many!

  • OK i will report it. Thanks for the advice. :)

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