While this AVERT warning pertains primarily to the UK, please be careful with all EMAIL messages that seem to come from the IRS or other official agencies. Remember that the IRS does not have your email address and usually criminals want personal or bank account information. Only work through trusted sources.
Tax Season – Beware of scams and fake messages
QUOTE: As the saying goes: Death and taxes are the only constants in life. This adage can be applied to scams on the Internet as well. Every tax season we can count on scams like these to raise their heads and try to bilk users out of their identity information and hard-earned money. A few of the messaging and spam researchers at McAfee Labs sent me some samples earlier today that I would like to share.