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Post Date:  5/12/2014
Last Updated:  5/12/2014

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Update your IRS e-file. The IRS has been alerted to a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS and include a link to a bogus website intended to mirror the official IRS web site. These emails contain the direction "you are to update your IRS e-file immediately." The emails mention USA.gov and IRSgov, though notably, not IRS. gov (IRS-dot-gov). These emails are not coming from the IRS.

Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the email or click on the links. Instead, they should forward the scam emails to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. For more information, visit the IRS' Report Phishing web page at www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing. Important reminder. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, texting, or any social media.

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