Recently, the IRS issued a very important warning regarding a phishing scam targeting individuals associated with educational institutions. Specifically, students, faculty and staff with an email address ending in “.edu” are being contacted. If you receive an email that has an IRS logo or appears to be from “irs.gov,” please do NOT click on any links. The IRS is asking individuals who receive such an email to please forward the email as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, the IRS will NOT initiate email contact with a taxpayer without consent and would NOT include links to claim a refund or request secure information such as a social security number, date of birth or bank account.