If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information, taxes associated with a large investment, inheritance or lottery.
1- Don’t reply.
2- Don’t open any attachments. They can contain malicious code that may infect your computer or mobile phone.
3- Don’t click on any links. Visit our identity protection page if you clicked on links in a suspicious email or website and entered confidential information.
4- Forward – preferably with the full email headers – the email as-is to us at [email protected]. Don’t forward scanned images because this removes valuable information.
5- Delete the original email.