I just got this in my email today and I’m ashamed to admit that even I fell for it.
[box type="warning"]Dear Chief Accountant Officer, Hereby you are informed that your Income Tax Return Appeal id#4298528 has been DECLINED. If you consider that the IRS did not properly assess your case due to a misinterpretation of the situation, be prepared to clarify and support your position. You can download the rejection report and re-submit your appeal under the following link Online Tax Appeal.[/box]
I clicked on the link and fortunately I use a lynux box and it blocked it as spam. If you get this DO NOT click the link. It looks real, the email address is even from irs! Scams like this abound this time of year adn I’m usually good at spotting them, but this one got me. Make sure you have a spam filter on and a good firewall. If you get an email and aren’t sure if it’s real, call the IRS directly or your tax professional to check.