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IRS Warns of Online Scams

Original release date: January 13, 2010 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

US-CERT is aware of reports of tax season phishing scams. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has issued a news release on its website warning consumers about potential scams. These scams are circulating via fraudulent email or other online messages appearing to come from the IRS. They attempt to convince consumers to reveal personal and financial information that can be used to gain access to bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial institutions.

US-CERT encourages users to do the following to mitigate the risks:

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