Be aware of Scams and Phishing attempts
- Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information. Phishing messages typically ask for information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, date of birth, etc.
- Do not use the links in an email, instant message, or chat to get to any web page if you suspect the message might not be authentic or you don't know the sender.
- Avoid filling out forms in email messages that ask for personal financial information
- The IRS most likely will not contact you via email.
- IF it sounds too good to be true (you've won a lottery)...
You can report "phishing" or spoofed e-mails to the following groups: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Federal Trade Commission at email@example.com
You can file a complaint online at https://www.ftccomplainassistant.gov or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP