IRS Falls Victim to Yet Another Email Fraud Scam

The IRS is now receiving reports of fraudulent notices being emailed to taxpayers regarding their 2014 healthcare coverage.

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Cyber criminals are notorious for sending fraudulent emails involving W2’s, requesting copies of confidential information, demanding payments, threatening legal action, etc.  Now they have found another avenue to pursue with scams – Affordable Care Act notices!

The IRS is now receiving reports of fraudulent notices being emailed to taxpayers regarding their 2014 healthcare coverage.  This particular scam involves a fraudulent version of Notice CP2000 for tax year 2015 as an attachment to an email.  It looks like the email is from an Austin, Texas IRS email address.  The payment voucher lists the letter number as 105C.

Employers should warn employees that the IRS never contacts taxpayers via email, telephone or any social media. 

What You Can Do...

These emails should be forwarded to phishinig@irs.gov, and then deleted immediately.

You can learn more about IRS scams at https://www.irs.gov/uac/report-phishing.

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