A tax scam is when a criminal pretends to be someone from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tries to convince someone within your business to share your business’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) or other confidential information. The criminal uses this information to file a fraudulent tax return in your business’s name.
If you think your business is being affected by a tax scam, we recommend that you act immediately by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity using these resources and tools.