“As the old saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it is,” Legislator Jacobs said. “The IRS never offers refunds or stimulus payments through email. When they need to contact a taxpayer, they send a notice via US mail and every notice includes a telephone number that the recipient can call for confirmation. Opening any attachments to a questionable email can infect your computer. Protect yourself.”
Legislator Jacobs encourages residents to visit the IRS website directly at www.irs.gov to have any questions answered and to report any emails purporting to originate with the agency. If you’d like to investigate questionable emails you can try www.snopes.com.