USA.gov will never request your personal information
Beware: scammers are using the USA.gov name as part of an e-mail phishing scam to collect your personal information on a fake IRS website. Don’t take the bait. USA.gov will never contact you to request your personal information.
If your receive an e-mail that’s supposed to be from a government program, and it seems legitimate, do your homework:
- Step 1: Double check any offers or demands by contacting the agency mentioned in the claim.
- Step 2: Use the contact information listed in the USA.gov Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies to contact the agency and not the contact information provided in the e-mail.
- Step 3: Forward tax related phishing e-mails to the IRS at phishing@IRS.gov.
Report all other government imposter phishing e-mail scams to the Federal Trade Commission.