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COPY-IRS warns of new scam

NASHVILLE, AL (WBRC) – The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning that scammers are trying to prey on victims by pretending to be IRS agents.

IRS spokesman Dan Boone says the scammers send e-mails to make victims think that their electronic tax payments were rejected. They then direct the victim to a phony website that contains malware to infect their computer.

"Remember the IRS never sends e-mails about your taxes," Boone said.

The IRS says you should not give them information or access links in the emails. The message should be forwarded to phishing@irs.gov using the instruction at irs.gov.

For information about other common tax scams, check out the IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2010 at IRS.gov.

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