The IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for fraudulent tax-themed messages that appear to be from them or online tax prep programs -- but are actually scams.
Crooks could use the information you put in those e-mails to get your personal data or seize control of your computer files.
The IRS says it never uses e-mail to request personal or financial information.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.