Have you (or someone you know) recently received an urgent email claiming to be from the IRS. Sometimes the email asks for personal information. In other cases it directs you to call an 800 number. In the most scary situations there’s an attachment known as the “Zeus Banking Trojan” that the scammers hope you’ll download.
Well don’t fall for it.
According to Connecticut CPA Thomas Scanlon – a widespread scam preys on the belief that if someone does not respond to an official looking email that there could be penalties.
Thomas’s recommendation – discard emails claiming to be from the IRS unopened.