First new IRS Scam e-mail popped into my inbox. Says there’s been an identity theft indicator on my account and references a CP01 Notice (this is an actual notice ID from the IRS about identity theft.
So, how do I know it’s bogus? First off, the IRS NEVER uses e-mail as a contact method – always postal service with signature or delivery confirmation. 2nd, it was sent to info@(my website), not a name, and lastly, the email to click on is forccis.com.br and the BR portion means Brazil…
I’m about to report this to the IRS as a phising scam. If you don’t know how to respond to scams like this, please check my blog post at: https://tomhodgecpa.wordpress.com/…/gotten-a-suspicious-ca…/
Please share this far & wide! There’s too many scams out there. Protect yourself as well as friends & family.
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Thomas C. Hodge
Hodge Group LLC
3943 N. Austin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634