Wednesday, April 17, 2013


The phishing scams have already started.  Each year, millions of people receive an email “from the IRS” that looks very real and asks the person to click on a link in order to get their refund electronically deposited into their bank account.  The person is asked to enter his or her SSN/ITIN and bank information and told that the refund will be there in about 24 hours. 

Please be aware of the following:

FIRST – the IRS DOES NOT and CANNOT send emails to taxpayers.

SECOND – if the person clicks on the link, a virus will likely be launched onto their computer. IF they actually enter the information, it is likely that money will be deducted from their bank account within a matter of hours.