IRS—Unusual Delivery Service Mailing Scam: The IRS and the Security Summit warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for a new scam mailing that tries to mislead people into believing they are owed a refund. The new scheme involves a mailing that comes in a cardboard envelope from a delivery service. The enclosed letter includes the IRS masthead and wording that the notice is “in relation to your unclaimed refund.” The letter includes contact information and a phone number that do not belong to the IRS. It also seeks a variety of sensitive personal information from taxpayers, including pictures of driver’s licenses, that can be used by identity thieves to try to obtain a tax refund and other sensitive financial information. The poorly written letter asks for filing information from a taxpayer’s tax return and asks for their cellphone number, bank routing information, Social Security number, and bank account type. News Release IR 2023-123.
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