Beware Of Latest IRS Scam: This One Arrives In The Mail
Scammers are at it again. The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpaying Americans about the latest IRS scam. You may be aware of IRS phone scams, email scams, text scams, and social media scams. Now, beware of the latest fraudulent attempt to get your personal info.
Latest IRS Scam May Arrive In Your Mailbox
At this point in time, be on the lookout for a cardboard envelope from your typical delivery service. It could look like it’s a U.S. Postal Service “Priority Mail” envelope. Inside, you’ll find a letter stamped with the IRS masthead. The letter will inform you that you have an “unclaimed tax refund” available through the IRS.
As you can imagine, this scam will try and get you to reveal very personal information to the fraudsters. In fact, the letter requests that you send them a detailed picture of your driver’s license.
The consumer warning on IRS.gov shows one of the awkwardly worded directions contained in this latest scam: “A Clear Phone of Your Driver’s License That Clearly Displays All Four (4) Angles, Taken in a Place with Good Lighting.”
More Warning Signs Regarding Found In This Scam Letter
It should be noted that these scammers include contact information in this letter which does not belong to the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, if these scammers are from the U.S.A., they failed high school English. Their grammar is horrible.
With this in mind, here’s another example from this IRS Scam letter. “You’ll Need to Get This to Get Your Refunds After Filing. These Must Be Given to a Filing Agent Who Will Help You Submit Your Unclaimed Property Claim. Once You Send All The Information Please Try to Be Checking Your Email for Response From The Agents Thanks”
What information are they requesting? Oh, just your Social Security number, your mobile phone number, bank routing information and the type of bank account you’d like your “unclaimed tax refund” transferred to.