Email scam tax refund phishing scams designed to bilk you to provide private information that can be used to their detriment. Typically, this information includes things like credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank accounts, etc. .. This information is used to open financial accounts in your name, a process known as identity theft. Frankly, it’s a nightmare I do not want to be part of.
The IRS is warning people about an email scam tax refund, which works well. You receive an email supposedly from IRS indicating that due a tax refund. It will direct you to click a link to a page of “IRS”. On the page, you will be asked to provide your social security number, etc., So that you can access your account. This email is fraudulent and designed solely for identity theft.
IRS does not use e-mail the IRS does not use email to contact taxpayers. Surely not use it to inform you about the tax rebates. The IRS only communicates with taxpayers via email or telephone. They are not of this scam!
Do you have a refund?
But what if you really are due a tax refund? Well, the IRS certainly will not contact you by email to tell you. Think about it. The IRS has no email address, how to send a message?