Scam Alert! “IP PIN” Emails

SCAM alert! Just got this one from a client. This is an email with a Word document attached, supposedly providing them a new Identity Protection PIN. While the IRS does provide some taxpayers an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) if they were a victim of fraud, they will never send it through an email, only via regular mail. You should delete any email like this if you receive one.

IP PIN email


About Steve Trojan, CPA

Steve Trojan, CPA is the owner of Flatiron Advisors Tax and Accounting (, a Boulder, CO and Crystal Lake, IL based tax and accounting firm. He can be reached at 815-788-5114. He also operates the websites and
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