Tax season traditionally means an increase of scams surrounding the IRS and your tax refund. This year is no different.
Fake IRS emails hit email inboxes over the weekend in Eastern Carolina. The email appears to be from the IRS United States Department of the Treasury. There's a picture of the Benjamin Franklin on a dollar bill that says "Where's My Refund?"
The email says the IRS has calculated your refund and tells you what you are eligible to receive. The email directs you to a link to fill in personal information. The website looks like it is sponsored by the IRS, complete with logs and banners. Scam artists can use the information you enter to tap your bank account and steal your identity.
Remember, the IRS will never email you about your tax returns or refunds. This is a scam.