Tax professionals are being warned about a phishing scam aimed at them that poses as a chummy message from the Internal Revenue Service. This new email threat starts with a bogus email message carrying the title “Security Awareness for Tax Professionals.” The “From” line is “Your e-Services Team.”
This email is an attempt to lure the tax professional into clicking the bogus logos, which will take them to an internet address that’s been verified as a phishing site while posing as an e-services registration page.
The new scam emails carry an IRS logo and an e-services logo; both link to the spoof registration site.
The IRS says tax pros should always go directly to IRS.gov to access e-services and never click on any links provided in emails. If you get one of these bogus emails, send it as an attachment to Phishing@irs.gov – then delete the original from your inbox. Never click on any links.