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.

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About Steve Trojan, CPA

Steve Trojan, CPA is owner of SMT & Associates, Inc. (www.smt-associates.com), a Crystal Lake IL based tax and accounting firm. He can be reached at 815-788-5114.
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