Fact vs. Fiction Archive

Fiction: The IRS may reach out to you by e-mail to request information.

Fact: The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by e-mail to request personal or financial information. (It also wonít contact you via text message or social media.) If you receive an e-mail purportedly from the IRS, it may be a phishing scam. For information on tax-related identity theft and how to report suspected phishing scams, see the IRSís Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft.

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