identity theft attempt in Michigan has prompted an identity
theft alert, according to an alert issued by California Attorney
General Bill Lockyer.
in Michigan have received e-mailed notices from non-IRS sources
claiming the taxpayer is under audit and must complete within
48 hours a questionnaire to avoid financial penalties. The taxpayer
is asked for his or her Social Security number, bank account
numbers and other confidential information.
are being advised NOT to provide the requested confidential
information. This may be a possible identity theft attempt.
The IRS does not conduct e-audits. The IRS does not notify taxpayers
of a pending audit by e-mail.
have questions about e-mailed communications claiming to be
from the IRS, contact your local IRS office or the Treasury
Inspector General for Tax Administration at the Internal Revenue
Service toll free at 1-800-366-4484.