In recent months, Fox 40 has reported on a growing epidemic of IRS scams by phone, email or regular mail.
Tuesday, it hit home with Fox 40 Managing Editor Frank McCaffrey. McCaffrey received an email from an address not associated with the Internal Revenue Service. It asked for him to enter his identity information and provide information on a tax form he had filed over the last six years. It claimed that it is for identity verification purposes only.
McCaffrey immediately reported it to the IRS.
If you have a similar suspicious correspondence with the IRS, head to the web page TIGTA.gov and click the red button in the upper right-hand corner to fill out the report.