LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Yet another phishing scheme is preying on unsuspecting consumers, this time in the guise of a tax agency.
The Board of Equalization issued a warning Wednesday of emails that appear to be from a tax agency, notifying a taxpayer that their federal Electronic Funds Transfer or EFT payments did not go through. The email then links taxpayers to another website, asking for more information.READ MORE: Clippers’ New $1.8B Inglewood Arena, The Intuit Dome, To Break Ground Friday
The email is not from a tax agency, the federal IRS nor the state’s Board of Equalization. The Board of Equalization says taxpayers should not click on the link or respond to the sender.READ MORE: LA County Students Exposed To COVID-19 Can Continue To Attend In-Person Classes, Health Officials Announce
Taxpayers with questions about their EFT payments can call the Board of Equalization Taxpayer Information Section at 800-400-7115 or the EFT Helpline at (916) 327-4229.MORE NEWS: Woman Stabbed To Death At Senior Living Community In Baldwin Hills
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