IRS Warning Taxpayers of Scams

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for scammers posing as IRS employees claiming to offer tax benefits.

The IRS says one common scam involves fake e-mails, but the IRS does not contact taxpayers by e-mail.{} IRS correspondence comes only through mail.

Another scam targets low income families and senior citizens.{} Scammers are offering help in getting free government money.{} They ask the victim to file bogus claims for people to get higher education tax credits when they were not enrolled in or paying for college.