Tax Preparer Phishing Scam Extends to Phone Calls

The IRS has alerted tax preparers that, in addition to a phishing scam involving an email asking preparers to update their e-services information (TAXDAY, 2015/11/25, I.3 ), some preparers are also receiving scam phone calls attempting to capture usernames and passwords. The Service has advised anyone receiving emails or calls to not click on the links and ignore the phone calls. However, anyone who did click on the link should call the IRS e-help Desk at this toll-free number 1-866-255-0654.