2. Fraudulent email from the IRS
Let’s be very clear: The IRS lives in the Stone Age. The agency does not email.
So, the IRS won’t be sending you an email saying you need to click a link and verify your identity to get a refund. Likewise, you won’t go to jail if you don’t click on an alleged IRS link and fill in your personal information.
It’s all a ruse to get you to give up information to the bad guys so they can steal from you.