As tax season begins, I wanted to alert you to an issue which is already making its appearance felt this year. Scammers will send you e-mails and call you, asking for personal identifying information on behalf of the “IRS.” In fact, my son received one of these e-mails just the other day.
I cannot stress enough that these are NOT legitimate requests from the IRS. The IRS will ONLY contact you via mail, never by phone, and never by e-mail. Please do not click on any links in e-mails reported to be from the IRS or someone on the IRS’ behalf as these are phishing scams designed to obtain your personal information.
Please be careful with these as we get closer to April 15th. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this.