Service@irs.gov Informative - Tax Scam - Scam
I am posting this for people who read this site that may not have the knowledge to realize this is a scam. I just recently received an e-mail from email@example.com claiming had over $2000 in taxes due back to me. Since I completed my taxes in January and got them back in January (Yes, January, I did it through my job; a fantastic benefit), I knew this was fake. They also have a place for you to "click here" (which I did NOT do). I sent a copy of this to my parents and they received the same e-mail twice! I pulled this up on google and it automatically pulls up this site as a phishing scam. I would attach but I am still learning computers and I am not sure how. However, the irs has posted an address where you can report this scam: firstname.lastname@example.org and the site that I pulled up on google is http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-to-deal-with-phishing-major-cause.html
As always, as many people on this site have already said, be careful and never give ANY personal information out online, over the phone, etc.. But with tax time around the corner who knows what people will fall for.