NEW - Identity Theft Scheme
- If you get any correspondence claiming to be from your bank or the
IRS and you are asked to provide information about your bank account
and taxpayer ID number, be suspicious.
The IRS has recently issued a warning about a scheme that uses phony
bank correspondence and IRS forms in an attempt to trick taxpayers
into disclosing their banking data and social security numbers. The
information is then used to steal the taxpayer's identity and bank
account deposits. According to the IRS, this scam has been discovered
all over the country, including Maine, New York, Georgia, North
Carolina, Texas, California and Washington state. Numerous foreign
victims have also been identified.
Further details about this scheme are available online at
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/ir-02-55.pdf and also at
Please forward this to any friends, clients or associates and
encourage them to do the same.