The IRS is warning taxpayers about two new e-mail scams that are showing up in people’s inboxes.  Remember, the IRS does not contact taxpayers by e-mail, so if you get an e-mail claiming to be from the IRS, THE IRS DIDN”T SEND IT.  I have included the text of both scam e-mails below.  Note that all spelling, grammar and punctuation errors are the errors contained in the original e-mails.

Here is the first one:

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Your federal Tax transaction (ID: 2360095265873), recently from your bank account was rejected by the your Bank.
Canceled Tax transfer
Tax Transaction ID:
2360095265873
Reason of rejection
See details in the report below
Federal Tax Transaction Report
tax_report_2360095265873.pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader Document)
To e-file your 2010 tax return or other electronic forms, you must verify your identity with your Self-Select PIN or Adjusted Gross Income from your 2009 tax return. If you don’t have this information from your 2009 tax return, you can request an Electronic Filing PINit’s as easy as 1-2-3!

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Comment:  If you get this e-mail, don’t click on the “Federal Tax Transaction Report” pdf.

Here is the second e-mail:

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To the ATTENTION of: Accounting Department

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> Dear Sirs,

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> please be informed that you are required to obtain a new EIN in

> connection with the probability of fraudulent actions on your behalf.

> We are sorry for the inconveniences that might be caused to you by

> this measure. Please use the link below for detailed instruction:

>

 

(Website redacted by The Dinesen Tax Times for safety purposes.  It is a website that has something called “Delishass” in the name and it’s not legitimate.)>

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> Yours sincerely,

>

> Nathaniel Gibbons

> Office of Professional Responsibility

> Internal Revenue Service

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COMMENT:  Again, if you get this e-mail, don’t click on the link.  It’s a scam.

To emphasize one more time … the IRS never initiates contact by e-mail.  If you get an e-mail claiming to be from the IRS, IT’S A SCAM.

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