tax fraud e-mail tempts consumers
Just as we warned you about bogus e-mails appearing to come
from the FDIC,
you shouldn't believe any e-mail that claims to be from the
A phishing Web site was recently shut down when
authorities discovered the site was attempting to trick consumers
into revealing their personal information -- and open themselves
up to identity theft. Consumers were led to the site by an
e-mail that claimed the recipient was under investigation
for tax fraud and should follow an included link (which led
to the phishing site) and provide information to "help"
Although this site has been shut down, consumers
should watch for any copycat fraudsters trying to pull the
If you believe you may have fallen victim
to this scam or receive a similar e-mail that you suspect
is a scam, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
fraud hotline at 1-800-366-4484.
about more scams.