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7 On Your Side SCAM ALERT: You are subject to penalty

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A viewer contacted KLTV's 7 On Your Side to report an email he received just days ago, disguised as official correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service.

The subject line of the email read, "You are subject to penalty." The sender was "IRS Tax Notification Department," but the email address itself was not a government address.

Inside the body of the email was a large blue banner with the IRS logo, that included a link to contact the IRS. The contact link actually led to the real IRS website, but other links throughout the email pointed to URL's outside the government site.

Be weary of electronic correspondence from the IRS. If the email seems questionable, it probably is. Be safe and avoid clicking links inside the email, as those links could possible infect your computer with viruses and spyware.

To view the email as it arrived in the viewer's inbox, click the photo to the right for an enlarged image. The text of the email is below:

 


Conta ct IRS

 

Dear Taxpayer!

We are notifying you, that you need to pay a penalty because you did not file income tax return before January 31, 2012.

Please note, that IRS [Section 6038(b)(1)] assigns a pecuniary penalty of $10,000 for each [Form 5471] that is sent after the deadline of the income tax return, or does not contain the thorough data defined in [Section 6038(a)].

No penalty will be imposed on the stipulation that the company shows that the late filing was caused by substantial reasons.

You can find more information on our official website (p lease follow the link below)

Sincerely,

Internal Revenue Service United States

Department of the Treasury

© 2012 IRS


 

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Conta ct IRS 

Dear Taxpayer!

We are notifying you, that you need to pay a penalty because you did not file income tax return before January 31, 2012.

Please note, that IRS [Section 6038(b)(1)] assigns a pecuniary penalty of $10,000 for each [Form 5471] that is sent after the deadline of the income tax return, or does not contain the thorough data defined in [Section 6038(a)].

No penalty will be imposed on the stipulation that the company shows that the late filing was caused by substantial reasons.

You can find more information on our official website (p lease follow the link below)

Sincerely,
Internal Revenue Service United States
Department of the Treasury



© 2012 IRS

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