Hit The Delete Button!
There were various e-mail and phone scams circulating this past year that appeared as though they were from the IRS. The e-mails claim you may owe additional tax or have a refund waiting for you, and all you need to do is provide some information, such as your name, address, Social Security number and filing status. Some of the e-mails even went so far as to ask for your bank account information so they could deposit your refund.
For starters, the IRS never initiates correspondence with taxpayers via e-mail, nor does it ask for your bank account information. The scam is a ruse to collect
your personal information and steal your identity. Don’t fall for it. Delete the e-mail and keep your personal information safe.
If someone claiming to be from the IRS calls you, hang up. If the IRS needs your attention, they will
send you a letter.