The IRS reports an upsurge in fraudulent income tax refund claims targeted at senior citizens and others with low or no income. The scam artists lure in victims with promises of nonexistent refunds.
Also, keep in mind that although you may recieve an email from your CPA letting you know that your e-filed return has been accepted, the IRS will NEVER contact you directly via email!!
See the below link for more IRS tax fraud alerts: