It happens every tax season, the scammers come out impersonating the IRS. This year is no different. The latest scheme involves malicious users posing as IRS “Inspectors” innocently sending you your W-9 form. The email is signed by the IRS “employee” whose email address is the very personalized “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Remember, the IRS will not contact you through email, text or social media. They almost always send correspondence via regular mail and rarely via telephone.
Read more about this scam and what you can do to protect yourself at Lifehacker.com.