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Seen At 11: Could You Fall For This Tax Scam?

Internet scammers claim to be the IRS (Credit:CBS2)

Internet scammers claim to be the IRS (Credit:CBS2)

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — It’s a sophisticated ploy and even the savviest taxpayers are falling for it. All it takes is the click of a mouse. You think you’re connecting to the IRS website, but in reality it’s really just an e-mail from a scammer.

Could you fall for it? CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson explains in her 11 p.m. report how you easily could.

Anybody with questions can call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040. Suspicious e-mails can be forwarded to phishing@irs.gov  so the IRS can investigate.