NBC - As you prepare to file income taxes, beware of bogus emails from the IRS.
The IRS says it receives thousands of reports every year from taxpayers who have been sent emails claiming to be from the agency.
It's important to know the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers through email. It will always contact a person through the Postal Service.
If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS, the agency advises you not to reply to the message, or open any attachments. Under no circumstances respond to the email with any confidential information.
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