Watch your mailbox

With a new twist on the eBay scheme of sending faked emails, the IRS has become the victim of criminals who are sending fake snail-mail to trick unsuspecting citizens into handing over their personal information.

The Internal Revenue Service is the latest victim of a hidden crime, identity theft.

“Right now, we’re seeing a rash of people who are receiving letters that look like they come from the IRS asking you to fill them out,” Pat Hummer of the IRS said.

The fake letters ask for personal information, such as a social security and bank account number.

The mailing address is not the IRS, but a bogus one, sending your information right into the hand of thieves. [WKYT News]

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