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IRS Warns About E-Mail Survey Scam

Posted August 28, 2007 6:12 a.m. EDT

— The Internal Revenue Service is warning people about a new e-mail scam.

The scam offers taxpayers $80 to fill out an online customer satisfaction survey. Scammers can then use the information to steal your identity.

The IRS also recently warned Internet users about an e-mail scam that promises a tax refund and asks users to enter bank information.

IRS officials said they do not initiate contact with anyone through e-mail.

If you receive a suspicious e-mail, you are asked to forward it to government investigators at phishing@irs.org.