Insidious New IRS Social Engineering Attack
There is an insidious new IRS scam doing the rounds. Seasoned internet criminals are sending bogus emails with attachments, text messages and even snail mail claiming to be from the IRS and using a phony Form CP 2000, claiming this has something to do with the Affordable Care Act. You might receive emails with attached phony forms, text messages and even live calls to your phone about this! You need to know that the IRS will never initiate contact with you to collect overdue taxes by an email, text message or phone call. If you get any emails, text messages, old-time snail mail or even live calls about this, do not respond and/or hang up the phone. If you receive a “CP 2000” form in the mail and doubt this is legit, you can always call the IRS at 1-800-366-4484 to confirm it is a scam or report it www.tigta.gov. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!