August 29th, 2017 New Ransomware Scam Reported by IRS Heads-up! The IRS is warning against a new phishing ransomware scam that tries to make you download an FBI questionnaire. But if you click the link, your computer will be infected with ransomware instead. The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Remember that the IRS does not use email, text messages or social media to discuss personal tax issues, such as those involving bills or refunds. THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK! You can view the IRS notice [here].