Beware of “Look-Alike” IRS Websites

IRS warns about a new scam which uses a website looking just like the “real” IRS site.

The address of the “real” IRS site is Beware of contacts from folks proclaiming they are IRS (but are not), though their websites end, .net, .org or other designations instead of .gov.

If you run across one of these, the real IRS wants to know about it, urging that you contact them, addressing your email to State in your subject line, “suspicious website.”

Also remember that IRS never initiates contact with taxpayers by email requesting personal or financial information.

And if you have a little time on your hands, and want to learn about other scams on the IRS warning list, go to, and search the site using the term “phishing.”