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IRS – Tax season alerts for 2012

The IRS is actively warning individuals to exercise caution in email and other activities during the tax reporting season:

IRS – Tax season alerts for 2012 http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=214917,00.html
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98269,00.html
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=106788,00.html

QUOTE: Phishing and Other Schemes Using the IRS Name — The IRS periodically alerts taxpayers to schemes that fraudulently use the IRS name, logo or Web site clone to to gain access to consumers’ financial information in order to steal their identity and assets. The scams may take place through e-mail, fax or phone. When they take place via e-mail, they are called “phishing” scams.The following is a list of known schemes:

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