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Dover Post
  • Biden warns Delawareans of bogus tax e-mails

  • Attorney General Beau Biden is warning Delawareans to be aware of fraudulent e-mail messages claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service's Taxpayer Advocacy Service, but in reality are part of a scam attempt.
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  • Attorney General Beau Biden is warning Delawareans to be aware of fraudulent e-mail messages claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service's Taxpayer Advocacy Service, but in reality are part of a scam attempt.
    The e-mails contain a made-up case number, the Taxpayer Advocacy Center’s actual logo and reads: “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document processing error. Your case has been forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance. To avoid delays processing your 2013 filing contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance.”
    The fraudulent e-mail then provides a link that solicits personal information from the recipient, such as legal name and contact information.
    Those who receive these e-mails should not click on any of the links or provide any of the information requested. The e-mails should be forwarded to the IRS’ designed account for fraudulent emails, which is phishing@irs.gov.  

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