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IRS Warns of New Email Scam
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Monday, November 26, 2018
IRS Issues Phishing Warning
IRS Issues Phishing Warning

November 26, 2018

On November 19, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning about a new email scam that may contain malicious.  The fraudulent emails appear to be sent from "IRS Online" and contain an attachment labeled "Tax Account Transcript" or something similar.  The subject line may use some variation of the phrase "Tax Transcript."

The IRS does not send unsolicited emails to the public, nor emails containing sensitive information such as tax summaries or returns.  The IRS asks the public not to open the email or the attachment. 

What to do if you receive a, IRS phishing email:

  • Do NOT open the email or attachment.
  • If using a JCS computer or account, report the incident with a School Dude ticket.  
  • If using a personal computer and/or account, delete the email and/or forward it to    

Read the IRS News Release at


Amy Sharp, Jefferson County Schools

Instructional Technology & Professional Development Center Coordinator