The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is warning resident of yet another potential scam.
According to the press release, Sheriff Steve Cox indicates area residents are receiving emails claiming to be from [email protected] The email directs people to NOT Respond and describes situations requiring money be submitted to the IRS. The email has an attachment that the sheriff warns could be a virus and warns recipients to not open the file.
The irs.gov website has a list of known scams that use the name of the tax agency and the public is encouraged to educate themselves about potential abuses during tax season.
Press Release from the Livingston Co. Sheriff’s Office
The LCSO has received information that residents are receiving emails claiming to be from [email protected] The email directs people to NOT Respond or Reply to the Email. But goes on to describe a situation on requiring money be submitted to the IRS.
This specific email has a zip file attached that may be a virus or way for to unknowingly permit criminals to have access to your personal and financial information on your computer.
You may also want to visit www.irs.gov website and view the multiple scams that criminals are known to have been using the IRS name and information in attempts to steal money from citizens.