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Advisory - IRS E-mail Scams

Date Occurred: 
1/14/16

The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

If you receive an email that you feel is fraudulent, do not open any attachments or respond in any way. Visit the following websites to find out what steps you can take:

http://www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/scams-and-identity-theft/

https://www.irs.gov/uac/IRS-Urges-Public-to-Stay-Alert-for-Scam-Phone-Calls

https://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing  

Posted: Jan 15, 2016, 2:02 pm
Last Updated: Sep 6, 2016, 1:00 pm

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UMPD
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Amherst, MA 01003-9600

umpd@admin.umass.edu
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413-545-3113 fax

Tips

Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.