How can you know if your notice is legitimate? First of all, any correspondence claiming to be from the IRS that originates from email, or any social media, is not legitimate. Any actual notice from the IRS will come printed through the mail. If you have received any notice appearing to be from the IRS via email, or any social media, it is not authentic.
In addition, all checks for any federal taxes are to be made out to "United States Treasury." Any time someone tells you to make a check for your federal taxes payable to any other entity, you should be cautious and suspect a possible phishing scam.
What should you do if you think you are receiving a fraudulent notice? Forward any scam to the IRS at firstname.lastname@example.org and delete the email from your account.
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