Watch out for e-Mail Scams about Electronic Tax Payments

Well it’s getting closer to tax season.

Many of us do our taxes as soon as we get our year end statements and many of us have quarterly taxes we pay.

Either way please keep an eye our for scams ‘reminding you of payments’ telling you owe payments and the like.

Believe me – if the IRS or the State wants their tax dollars they’ll reach out to you via REGULAR MAIL they will NOT be using some third party payment processing company.

The idea with emails like the one I just received is to first scare you into thinking you owe money, and second get you to click on a malicious link – one that will either infect your system or get you to a site designed to one way or another separate you from your money. Often times with life operators asking questions and continuing the scare tactics.

SCAM

Above is one I just received. – IT’S COMPLETELY B.S.!!

Please IF you are ever concerned about a Tax problem go to the ‘front door’ of the agency – www.irs.gov, www.oregon.gov/dor, or the like, via your web browser address bar (NOT a search bar – the very top bar of your browser that says, http://www……)

the IRS has some good info here.

Remember be safe folks

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