Tax Practitioners: Beware Current IRS E-Services Phishing Scam

We recently became aware of a fraudulent email (see sample below) being issued to tax preparers. Although the email asking them to update their e-Services information appears to come from the IRS, it does not!

If you somehow receive one of these emails, do not respond or click on the links that are used to capture e-Services usernames and passwords. You may put sensitive information at risk if you open or respond to this email. (Tax preparers may also put their clients’ information at risk if they respond.)

The IRS is aware of the scam and has issued an alert. The only action needed is simply to delete the email.

Phishing email

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About cozbycpa

Heather L. Cozby is a CPA on the South Shore and Cape Cod. The managing partner of Cozby & Company, LLC, Heather has the resources and experience necessary to provide quality professional services on a timely basis and at a reasonable cost. She specializes in tax planning & preparation; audit, review & compilation services; management advisory services; bookkeeping; and accounting. Her unique niche is in working with homeowners’ associations and condominium trusts, advising with rental real estate, and providing outsourced financial consulting for mid-sized companies. She is more entrepreneurial than most accountants, and offers the best of both worlds - providing the services of a larger firm while retaining the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.
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