Protect Your Wallet Beware Of IRS Scam!
By now you should have heard that the IRS will never call or e-mail you demanding payment for a tax bill and threatening jail. It seems the scammers have finessed their scheme. They are now e-mailing fraudulent IRS notices (IRS Letter CP 2000) to unsuspecting taxpayers.
At first glance the notice may appear legitimate since it is a real IRS form, asks that checks be made out to the I.R.S. and that payment be mailed to the Austin processing center. Do not be fooled into parting with your money.
Two things should be noted: (1) payments to the IRS are made to the United States Treasury, not the I.R.S. and (2) the IRS will never communicate with you by e-mail.
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