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Irs Warns Of Cybersquatters


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 10:29 AM

Citizens are warned that irs.com, irs.org, irs.net, and any other purported IRS site that is not irs.gov could be phishing scams, but some wonder if the warning is enough.

If you're paying taxes to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service there is only one URL you need to know: IRS.gov..."Taxpayers may be confused by the proliferation of Internet sites that contain some form of the Internal Revenue Service name or IRS acronym with a .com, .net, .org or other designation in the address,...

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Link to IRS site with their warning is here.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for the heads up, quietman7.

Many folks don't know that there's anything other than ".com", let alone the importance of this difference.


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Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:43 AM

Your welcome. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 09:05 AM

A very appropriate warning given the time of year, Quietman7. I have seen several news items recently warning people about identity theft from both forged sites as well as E-mails purportedly from the IRS. Considering the sensitive information being given, everyone should use the utmost caution.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 12:40 PM

If people stopped depending on the internet, and pretend as if it doesn't exist during tax season, then that problem will be no more.

People have forgotten about using a stamp and mailing in their returns, and they've forgotten about going to a tax place and do their rapid filing.

This computerization is dumbing down people left and right.

I thought that those geniuses owned .com .net. .gov .org?..... that's the first rule of thumb when registering domains. Get the top level ones first, so impostors don't get you and your visitors to your site. If others own those other domains except .gov, then the IRS should be willing enough to pardon every tax filer, because they caused this, and many may suffer from it too. They need to keep it the way it was before, and forget the online tax filing.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:33 PM

"Caveat Filer! = Let the filer Beware!

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:52 PM

Well yeah, I do agree with you on that.




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