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IRS warns of new scam this tax season

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

January 6, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   A warning from the Internal Revenue Service, scam artists are again phishing for your personal information.

An E-mail circulating the web asks the recipient to submit information for an IRS stimulus payment. IRS officials say that's a scam and they expect more scams to circulate with tax time approaching. They say while the E-mail uses some of the Internal Revenue Service's language and official logos, they would never request information via the internet.

"The red flag alert should be any time anyone purports to be from the IRS requesting personal information such as your social security number or other identification. We do not ask for that type of information," said Mark Green IRS spokesman.

If you receive the E-mail, the IRS cautions against opening the attachments. You can find a link to report the information to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

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