Beware of identity theft emails. Lately there has been a surge in threats disguised as e-mails from reputable organizations such as banks, Ups, FedEx and the IRS, which look extremely real and convincing. Be very careful and generally do not open attachments from unsolicited senders unless you are sure that the e-mail is real and legitimate. Note that the IRS will NOT contact you by e-mail. Their contact method of choice is still US mail.