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March 30th, 2010

IRS tax phishing scams on the increase ... so be careful out there!

Researchers at McAfee Labs continuously monitor threats to best protect our customers. We have identified a cluster of fake IRS URLs. Victims might visit these phishing and malicious websites via any number of effective redirection methods: phishing attacks, forum postings, and black-hat search-engine optimizations, among others. However, a few simple precautions will help you avoid identity theft during tax season. If you get an email from the IRS, it’s probably a scam. The IRS does NOT usually contact taxpayers via email. Avoid replying or clicking on links that take you to suspicious sites. You should delete these messages.

Here's some advice on scams from the IRS:

Don't fall victim to tax scams. Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you think you're being scammed, you can report suspected tax fraud activity by sending completed Form 3949-A, Information Referral, to Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888. You can download the form or call 1-800-829-3676 to order by mail.

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