Fake Tax Transcripts

January 17, 2019

Another day, another scam.  Hopefully by now you know the rule: the IRS communicates by snail mail only, and if you get a phone call or an email or a text message claiming to be from them it’s a fake. 

Recently the IRS has warned that scammers are sending out emails from “the IRS” with an attachment claiming to be a tax return transcript. DELETE IT WITHOUT OPENING IT.

It’s probably a virus, and opening it could infect your system.

If you get real paper correspondence from the IRS we can help you figure out the situation, but this is just another scam to get money from you one way or another.