- Saturday July 9th, 2011 :: 10:05 a.m. PDT
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:
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,
should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
What to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Twitter @LASD_News http://twitter.com/#!/LASD_News
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
To receive detailed, up-to-date information directly from the LASD via e-mail, register for "Nixle" alerts at www.Nixle.com and register for "LASD-HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff" and also register for your local LASD station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply, depending on your calling plan.
LASD - HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff
4700 West Ramona Boulevard
Monterey Park, CA 91754
TEXT-A-TIP - Text TIP LASHERIFF followed by your message, to 888777