There's been many reports in the news about scammers pretending to the IRS harassing taxpayers for money with threats of arrest or deportation . There is a new scam where identity thieves will break into the IRS website to request copies of your tax return transcripts and income reports . Once the hackers get access to the IRS website, they can access your W-2 and 1099s for the last ten years. Avoid this scam by claiming your profile first by accessing this IRS website . You don't have to get a transcript. You just have to claim your IRS online account so bad guys can't do it. Of course, you should use really long passwords to stymie the bad guys.
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