Warning: IRS Scam
It is our continuous goal to safeguard your finances and personal information. As such, we would like to make you aware that the IRS has received numerous reports around the country of scammers sending a fraudulent IRS CP2000 notice for tax year 2015. The notice appears to claim a discrepancy between income reported by an employer and the taxpayer's income tax return. In addition to soliciting money, these emails may potentially be used to infect victims' computers with malware. Currently, the scam is being investigated by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The CP2000 is a notice commonly mailed to taxpayers through the United States Postal Service. These fraudulent notices are being sent electronically, even though the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or through social media platforms. Taxpayers and tax professionals who receive this scam email should forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it from their email account. Please do not reply to the email, open any attachments or click any links. If you receive a CP2000 in the mail and doubt the legitimacy of its content, we urge you to call the IRS at 1-800-366-4484 to confirm the legitimacy of the matter.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above information.
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The CFS Group
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