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IRS warning

Updated on 2022-09-29

The US Internal Revenue Service issued an alert this week warning about a “significant increase” in IRS-themed texting scams aimed at stealing personal and financial information. Read more: IRS reports significant increase in texting scams; warns taxpayers to remain vigilant

So far in 2022, the IRS has identified and reported thousands of fraudulent domains tied to multiple MMS/SMS/text scams (known as smishing) targeting taxpayers. In recent months, and especially in the last few weeks, IRS-themed smishing has increased exponentially.


The IRS warned Americans of a phenomenal rise in IRS-themed smishing attacks attempting to steal their personal and financial information. Read more: IRS warns Americans of massive rise in SMS phishing attacks

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