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Fake IRS email phishing scam: The Real Deal

An email being sent to inboxes around Central New York appears to be from the IRS, telling you to reply with several pieces of personal and financial information.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - An email being sent to inboxes around Central New York appears to be from the IRS, telling you to reply with several pieces of personal and financial information.

Don’t reply, and hit the delete key instead. The email is a scam.

There are several notices at irs.gov that say clearly, the IRS will not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information

The same thing applies to any type of electronic communication like text messages or social media sites.

You should forward any message or website asking for your name, social security number, birth date, or bank account numbers to phishing@irs.gov.

If there's a something you want The Real Deal about, give us a call anytime at (315) 446-9900, or you can e-mail yourstories@9wsyr.com.

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