The San Diego office of the Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert concerning an e-mail scam that promises recipients $80 for filling in a member satisfaction survey.

The unsolicited e-mail highlighted by the IRS informs the recipient they have been selected to take part in the survey and provides a link to a separate web page. The survey then asks for the recipients name, address and credit card information.

“We have seen many e-mail scams using the IRS name,” the press release quotes IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support Linda Stiff as saying. “The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers through e-mail. Taxpayers should always use caution when they receive unsolicited e-mails.”


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