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"The Internal Revenue Service Living Adjustments" Scam

Online users who have received the fake IRS email are asked not to follow the instructions in it. The telephone number 1-800-092-9714, which the recipients are asked to contact, is not an IRS phone number. Below is a list of legitimate IRS telephone numbers that should only be used to contact the IRS. The number have been taken from the the IRS's website at www.irs.com.

The Internal Revenue Service Living Adjustments Scam
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"The Internal Revenue Service Living Adjustments" Scam

Record of Account Transcript from December 11, 2018

Internal Revenue Service Online <wellsd0537@cox.net>

Tue 12/11/2018, 9:27 AM

IR-2018-167, December 11, 2018 - The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019.

Your Record of Account Transcript is available at the link below.

Internal Revenue Service

Taxpayer Advocate Service

Phone 1-800-092-9714

Here is a list of IRS hotlines if you are looking for telephone assistance:

  • Tax Help Line for Individuals: 800-829-1040
  • Tax Help Line for Businesses: 800-829-4933
  • Order Tax Forms and Publications: 800-829-3676
  • Information Return Reporting: 866-455-7438
  • Employer Identification Numbers (EINs): 800-829-4933
  • Help Line for Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE): 877-829-5500
  • Help Line for Forms 706 and 709: 866-699-4083
  • Help Line for Excise Tax and Form 2290: 866-699-4096
  • Help Line for FBAR and Title 31: 866-270-0733
  • Special Hotline for U.S. Military (Disaster or Combat Zone): 866-562-5227
  • Telephone Assistance for Overseas Taxpayers: 267-941-1000 (not toll-free)
  • Telephone Assistance for the Deaf (TDD): 800-829-4059
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  • December 12, 2018 at 10:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Internal Revenue Service Online <acsaw@acsaw.arcoxmail.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:28:34 AM EST

    Subject: Record of Account Transcript from December 11, 2018

    IR-2018-167, December 11, 2018 - The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations

    for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019.

    Your Record of Account Transcript is available at the link below.

    Internal Revenue Service

    Taxpayer Advocate Service

    Phone 1-800-092-9714

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