Changes to EFTPS creates new scams

Posted on November 2, 2010

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The IRS has issued a statement warning taxpayers to beware of a new scam.  Federal tax coupons will no longer be accepted after December 31, and bogus websites are popping up to prey on taxpayers as they switch to EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System). 

Victims receive an e-mail informing them that their EFTPS payment has been rejected.  They are then directed to websites that infect the victim’s computer with malware. 

To avoid falling victim to future scams, remember one rule:  the IRS never communicates through e-mail.

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