Posted on June 19, 2011

Tips to Avoid IRS Phishing Scams

The goal of scammers is to trick individuals into revealing personal and financial information. The IRS does not ask for detailed personal and financial information like PIN numbers, passwords, or other secret access to accounts or initiate taxpayer communication through email. Always verify the website address to be http://www.irs.gov.

If you receive communication that seems to be a scam from the IRS, contact them at 1-800-829-1040.