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IRS Alerts Taxpayers To New Scam
Updated August 29, 2017 6:35 AM
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(UNDATED) - Calling it "a new twist on an old scheme," Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen warned taxpayers of a phony email scheme that uses IRS and FBI emblems to create a false authenticity.

The email asks recipients to click on a "here" button to display a fake FBI questionnaire, but instead opens the taxpayer's computer to install a ransomware program that prevents users from accessing their data until they pay a ransom to the scammers.

Koskinen reminded that the IRS doesn't use email or telephone calls to initiate inquiries with taxpayers.

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