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IRS warns of new identity theft scam that comes through the mail
Central Oregon Daily
The IRS is warning of a new identity theft scam intending to make you believe you are owed a refund. This one comes through the mail, but has many of the hallmarks of email and text scams.
It involves a mailing that comes in a cardboard envelope from a delivery service. The IRS says the enclosed letter includes the IRS masthead and wording that the notice is “in relation to your unclaimed refund.”
The IRS says that, like many scams, the letter includes bogus contact information and a phone number. And like many scams, it seeks personal information including detailed pictures of drivers licenses that can be used by identity thieves to try and get your tax refunds or other sensitive financial details.