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LASD - HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff
Saturday July 9th, 2011 :: 10:05 a.m. PDT
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Don’t be a victim of phishing scams. Protect your identity. Report suspicious emails to the IRS @IRSnews #IRS

Protect your personal information! The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through email. Click the hyperlink here for information from the Internal Revenue Service:

http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=179820,00.html


What is phishing?
Phishing is a scam typically carried out by unsolicited e-mail and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information.

All unsolicited e-mail claiming to be from either the IRS or any other IRS-related components such as EFTPS,

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=229075,00.html

should be reported to phishing@irs.gov

However, if you have experienced monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident please file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission through their Complaint Assistant to make that information available to investigators:

https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en&OrgCode=IRS


What to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication

http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=179820,00.html



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