Beauregard Sheriff's Office warns of fake IRS letters - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Beauregard Sheriff's Office warns of fake IRS letters

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a scam involving letters made to look as though they were from the IRS. The letters request personal and financial information from potential victims.

"The IRS official website at http://www.irs.gov states that IRS does not ask for information like PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. The website states that the letters are a phishing scam," said Joe Toler, spokesman for the BPSO, in a news release.

Authorities advise that if you have received such a letter, do not reply. If you receive an email similar to the letters in this scam, do not reply to it or open any attached documents in the email, as they could harm your computer.

For more information, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

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