The IRS is alerting taxpayers to a new email phishing scam - fake emails, complete with a bogus case number which appears to come from the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) 1.
The emails may include the following message: “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document processing error. Your case has been forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance. To avoid delays processing your 2013 filing contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance.”
If you receive these messages, do not respond, click on any links, or provide any personal information. The IRS, including the TAS, does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, texting, or any social media. The IRS suggests that you forward such scam emails to it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 IRS Notice 2014-39