IRS Scam Through Email

A newer scam involving the IRS is going around through email now. Below is a copy of an email that was received stating there was a problem with tax return information and asks you to follow a link to supply “the correct information”. If you receive one similar to this do not follow the link or provide any personal information. The “scammer” is trying to get your personal information to use it fraudulently. The IRS will never send an email or call you if there is a problem. They will always send a letter through the mail with the steps you need to take to remedy any error you made in your return.We encourage you to contact police headquarters to check on these issues before you become a victim of identity theft.

Problem with filed SSN

We reviewed your tax information and have verified the possibility of identity theft. We have placed an identity theft indicator on your account.

You received CP 01H notice because we were unable to process your tax return. The IRS has locked your account because the Social Security Administration informed us that the Social Security number (SSN) of the primary or secondary taxpayer on the return belongs to someone who was deceased prior to the current tax year (before January 1, 2015 for a 2015 tax return).

You are required to supply your correct information to avoid any Tax Penalty.

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We previously sent you a CP63 notice informing you we are holding your refund until we receive one or more unfiled tax returns. Because we received no reply to our previous notice, we have calculated your tax, penalty and interest based on wages and other income reported to us by employers, financial institutions and others.

 

Sincerely,
Internal Revenue Service

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