H2R CPA Blog

Beware of IRS Scams  

by H2R CPA Team

Now that tax season is upon us, H2R CPA would like our clients and friends to beware of fraudulent messages claiming to be from the IRS, aiming to gain access to your personal financial information.

Please note the following information from the IRS website:

“The IRS doesn’t 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.

Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function to phishing@irs.gov. Recent scams have used the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to attract potential victims.  Also, if you’ve experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.”

If you have any questions about a message you received claiming to be from the IRS, please contact H2R CPA at 412-391-2920 or team@h2rcpa.com and we will help you determine the legitimacy of the message and the proper course of action.