IRS Scams

Puerto Rican IRS Scam

The Feds have uncovered a Puerto Rican IRS scam that has scammed the IRS out of billions using social security numbers from Puerto Rican residents. The scam involved crooked postal workers, and crooked bank tellers as well. The scammers would use Puerto Rican social security numbers because Puerto Ricans don’t have to pay tax so the US government thought they relocated to the US mainland and that they had legit refunds due, but was all part of scam using fake employer tax forms and fake claims. While the scam was in the billions, it doesn’t even show up as a blip on the radar compared to what the US government has spent during the last three years.

2010 IRS Email Scam

The IRS email scams for filings done in 2010 are starting to come in, so look out for these IRS scams.  We will publish some of them to give you an idea of what to look out for.  Here is the most recent IRS phishing scam we have received.

Dear Applicant:

After the calculation 2009 of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $284.23

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.

If you don’t receive your refund within 9 business days from the original Internal Revenue Service mailing date shown on Where’s My Refund?, you can start a refund trace online.

To get to your personal refund information, be ready to enter your:

Filing status (Single, Married Filing Joint Return, Married Filing Separate Return, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er))
Your Date of Birth
Full name, Address, Phone and the Credit/Debit Card where refunds will be made.

To access the form for your tax refund, please submit the form attached in this message.

Note:
For security reasons, we will record your ip-address and date.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Sincerely,
Internal Revenue Service

Notice of Unreported Income

Did you get an email titled “Notice of unreported income” from the IRS? Well if so, you need to know this.

It is a phishing scam targeting thousands of people through emails.  The IRS never asks for personal information through email, so do yourself a favor and delete the email.  With overseas investors starting to get nervous about their hidden accounts and the IRS crackdown, its no wonder why the scammers would target the subject.  Email scammers like to target emotions and hot topics because there seems to be a higher email open rate.  But luckily this isn’t the real IRS after you.