The email address for the IRS isn’t firstname.lastname@example.org. Nor does the IRS have a website at radiobaran.com address. I’m not pulling these from the air. They were actually in an email sent to me with From: IRS Tax Notification Department and Subject: Failure to file tax return on time.
The email body was gobbledygook about section this and subsection that. It indicated that I owed a $10,000 penalty which I could avoid by visiting the website.
If you get one of these, don’t fall for it.
IRS does not send notices via email. You get them in the mail.
And irs.gov is the official website. Anything else is suspect.
Tax fraud is on the rise. Don’t be a victim!