Posted on October 25, 2012

The IRS has issued a warning about a tax scam that uses a website that looks exactly like the IRS e-Services online registration page to trick people into sharing personal and financial information. Fake sites like this are not uncommon, and criminals could use that information to steal your money or identity.

The official IRS website can be found at www.irs.gov. Don’t be fooled by phony IRS sites that use endings such as .com, .net, or .org. If you see a website that claims to be the IRS, please notify them by emailing the URL to phishing@irs.gov with the subject line “Suspicious website.” Similarly, report any unsolicited email communication to the same email address—the IRS never requests taxpayers’ personal information through email.

Visit the IRS official website for more information about these fake websites and other phishing scams.