Often, fraudsters will use regular mail, telephone, or email for various scams related to the IRS, taxes, and unemployment benefits. Remember, the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text, or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Stay up-to-date on the latest scams by reading the IRS’ Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts.
Some scams targeting taxpayers include:
> Social security number scams with claims of being able to suspend or cancel the victim's SSN
> Identity theft and unemployment benefits
> IRS-Impersonation telephone scams