The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning Veterans of an emerging email scam. The fraudulent emails, being sent to military personnel, military retirees and civilian employees, indicate that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) may be eligible to obtain additional funds from the IRS.
The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services, and while the email address displays a .mil domain, it is not a legitimate government email address.
The email states that by sending copies of VA award letters, income tax returns, 1099-Rs, Retiree Account Statements and DD-214s to a colonel at an address in Florida, these individuals can receive additional funds from the IRS.
To avoid falling victim to this or other scams, the IRS reminders taxpayers to beware of the following: