Subject: IRS reminds tax preparers to remain vigilant and alert to new phishing scams
Earlier this year, the IRS warned tax professionals to be on the lookout for continuing attempts to compromise various types of personal data.
It has come to our attention that there are a few new phishing scams to obtain e-services information, and one is in the form of an email. These scams are asking e-services users to update their e-services information.
E-services will never ask you to do this. If you receive an email or requests like this, do not click on the links or take any other action.
It is important to keep in mind the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. Never click on strange emails or links seeking updated information. IRS.gov has information that can help you protect yourself from email scams.