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Maryland AG's office warns of scam that sends fraudulent IRS emails

Maryland AG's office warns of scam that sends fraudulent IRS emails

Consumers in Maryland should watch out for a scam involving fraudulent Internal Revenue Service emails related to the Affordable Care Act, the state Attorney General's office said Friday.

The IRS has received reports of scammers sending fraudulent versions of a notice – labeled CP2000 – for tax year 2015. The notices are being sent by email, as an attachment, or by mail, state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said.

The fake notices appear to be sent from an Austin, Texas, address, ask for information on 2014 coverage and say the issue is related to the Affordable Care Act. Notices ask for checks to be made out to the I.R.S. and sent to the Austin Processing Center...

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