Have you ever received an email, supposedly from the IRS, saying you had a refund coming and that you needed to fill out a form with your bank account number so they could deposit the funds immediately?
If so, know that this is a scam. Don’t be tempted to check it out. Clicking a link or opening an attachment could download malicious software onto your computer, potentially allowing the sender to access your passwords, bank information, and other things on your computer. This would allow him or her to steal your identity or your money.
Bottom line: The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers through email.
Learn more on IRS.gov, keyword “phishing”.