IRS warns of tax season 'phishing' scams

IRS warns of tax season 'phishing' scams

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tax season is here and the IRS has a warning for those who fill out their 1040 to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information.

So-called "phishing" schemes continue to rank high on the annual IRS list of "Dirty Dozen" tax season scams. Phishing usually involves an unsolicited email or a fake website that can look legitimate but ultimately hijacks personal and financial information.

The IRS commissioner says the agency will not send an email about a bill or refund out of the blue, so be wary of unexpected e-mails that are supposedly from the tax man.

Check out the IRS's dirty dozen tax scams here: http://1.usa.gov/1gI0yUS.

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