Be wary of fraudulent CP2000s (09-21-16)
The IRS is warning taxpayers and practitioners that a new scam uses fraudulent CP2000s to solicit money from taxpayers. The fraudulent forms look convincing, and show balances due that are small enough that taxpayers just might pay rather than arguing the point.
However, upon closer inspection, these forms have telltale signs of fraud:
The IRS has not yet posted an alert about this phishing scam variation, but information is forthcoming and it will be available at the following page: