BBB warning of tax scam aimed at stealing personal information
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a fake IRS email that aims to download spyware onto the recipients computer.
The email claims that you are qualified to receive federal and state tax relief. The so-called Tax-Reprieve Package Federal Relief Program email gives a file number, then asks you to click on a link saying, "See the amount of Tax-relief you will receive." If you click the link, you could be downloading spyware onto your computer that aims to steal your personal information.
Keep in mind that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This also includes other forms of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media outlets.
The BBB recommends not clicking on any links from a source you do not recognize.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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