The IRS is reporting a 400 percent surge in phishing and malware occurrences so far this tax season.

TMS II, LLC is warning people to look out for emails and text messages about:

  • Your refund information
  • Your filing status
  • Your personal information
  • Your PIN information

If a taxpayer receives an unsolicited email that appears to be from either the IRS e-services portal or an organization closely linked to the IRS, report it by sending it to

Find out more about how you can protect yourself against IRS email schemes by clicking here.