Have you ever received an email urging you to reply, otherwise your bank account or credit card may be suspended?
If so, you've been solicited by a technique thieves use known as "phishing." These emails request you to reply with personal information such as your credit card number or PIN to confirm your identity. However, many of these emails have misspellings and bad grammar. A careful eye is all you need to avoid becoming a victim to this scam. If needed, call your credit card company to to confirm or denounce any suspicions.
Protect your identity and your accounts and please DO NOT FEED THE PHISH!
The IRS does not Call you by phone, Visit your home or Accept payment by gift card.
Have you received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, saying you owe money? How can you know if it's really the IRS? It is important to know what the IRS does and does not do to protect yourself from scammers.