March 30, 2020
We are writing to alert you about warnings from the IRS about a dramatic increase in scams, fraud and identify theft all related to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.
You can find detailed information on the IRS website about these ongoing scams, and we urge you to review the IRS recommendations to help avoid falling victim to any of this fraudulent activity.
According to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig: “The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an economic impact payment or your refund faster. That also applies to surprise emails that appear to be coming from the IRS. Remember, don't open them or click on attachments or links.”
The IRS reminds taxpayers that scammers might:
Go to www.IRS.gov for the most up-to-date information.
The Team at Tax and Financial Solutions