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Don’t be a victim of phishing scams. Protect your identity.
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Protect your personal information! The IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications through email. Click the hyperlink here for information from the Internal Revenue Service:

What is phishing?

Phishing is a scam typically carried out by unsolicited e-mail and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information.

Report suspicious emails to the IRS @IRSnews #IRS

http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=179820,00.html



All unsolicited e-mail claiming to be from either the IRS or any other IRS-related components such as EFTPS, http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=229075,00.html should be reported to phishing@irs.gov



However, if you have experienced monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident please file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission through their Complaint Assistant to make that information available to investigators:



https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en&OrgCode=IRS



What to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication

http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=179820,00.html



http://nixle.com/alert/4709198/



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Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff's station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call "LA Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org





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