When is the last time you got good news from IRS?
If you receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org that you have a refund available, think..... if it's too good to be true, it probably is. Is it suspicious? You bet. And not only suspicious, it’s fraudulent and dangerous. Do NOT click on the link in the message. It’s not from the IRS.
When you get junk like that one, the best place to go for information is to the website of the organization, in this case www.irs.gov Go there by typing the URL in your internet address window, NOT by clicking on any link in the message.
If you move your cursor over the link in the message WITHOUT clicking on it, you’ll see, for example, a URL ending in .ru - - some crook in Russia is trying to steal your identity.
Don’t open the email. On the IRS’s website, they ask that you forward that email to email@example.com
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