I have said this before, but it bears repeating. Any emails you might receive purporting to be from the IRS are more than likely spam. The IRS does not communicate with individual taxpayers in this manner. You should forward any such email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete the emails without opening them.
Apparently there is another batch of bad emails being dispersed this week. Thanks to Kelly Phillips Erb at Forbes for the heads up. One is from “email@example.com” and the other is from “support firstname.lastname@example.org.” Hopefully you’re not so curious that you would risk infecting your computer, or worse, giving up personal information to identity thefts. But, if you can’t stand not knowing what the emails say, this is the gist of it:
“Important information about your tax return. We are unable to process your tax return. We recived your tax return. However, we are unable to process the return as field. Our records indicate that the person identified as the primary taxpayer or spouse on the tax return did not provided all the required documents shown on the tax form. Our records are based on information received from the Social Security Administration. Based on this information, the tax account for the individual has been locked.” The message is full of typos, which could make you wonder if it really isn’t from the government. But it goes on to request personal financial information. Its definitely a scam.