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IRS Warns of Scheme to Steal Identity and Financial
A fraudulent scheme currently circulating that uses fictitious bank correspondence and IRS forms in an attempt to trick
taxpayers into disclosing their personal and banking data. The information fraudulently obtained is then used to steal the
taxpayer’s identity and bank account deposits. In this scam, a letter claiming to be from the taxpayer’s bank states
that the "bank" is updating its records in order to exempt the taxpayer from reporting interest or having tax withheld on
interest paid on his or her bank accounts or other financial dealings.
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