Thursday, May 31, 2007

IRS Warns Taxpayers Of New Scam

The IRS issued a warning this morning regarding a new email scam claiming to be from the IRS’s Criminal Investigation division. The goal of the email to convince the receiver that they are being investigated by the IRS for filing a false tax return. It attempts to get users to click a link or open an attachment that can take over the person’s computer hard drive and allow some one remote access to the computer. The IRS is warning American taxpayers not to click the link or open the attachment in the email. "Everyone should beware of these scam artists," claims Kevin M Brown, Acting IRS Commissioner. "Always exercise caution when you receive unsolicited emails or emails from senders you don’t know." The IRS does not send out unsolicited emails or ever ask for personal information via email. If you receive one of these emails forward it immediately to

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