An IRS Agent Signed Up For to My Newsletter! What to Expect?

by A Bary
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2 days ago, I got a sign up from someone with an email address: ...@revenue.alabama.gov

She didn't contact me or send me any message until now.

Why do you think she did so? a routine check? suspect?
(or maybe she is looking for a new job and wanted to download my job hunting guide)
#agent #expect #irs #newsletter #signed
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Hmm, sounds suspicious. I personally wouldn't use my work email for my personal stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    There are many, many levels of employee at the IRS.

    Are you running your business in such a manner that would give rise to concern that an agent from the IRS is investigating you?

    If not, then don't worry about it and sell stuff to her.
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    • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
      Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      There are many, many levels of employee at the IRS.

      Are you running your business in such a manner that would give rise to concern that an agent from the IRS is investigating you?

      If not, then don't worry about it and sell stuff to her.
      I barely qualify as a Ninja special operative
      but it seems somewhat unlikely that the IRS
      would use an IRS e-mail address to spy on
      a potential tax dodger.

      Not exactly undercover is it.

      Either delete the opt in if it's bothering you
      or just relax, I'm pretty sure an IRS agent
      can manage something a little more incognito.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nightowl
    Taking a quick look at that site, I find that it is NOT the IRS. It is the revenue department for the state of Alabama. Which I pretty much figured from the URL. Anything from the IRS will have "irs.gov" on it.

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  • Profile picture of the author stevecl
    I wouldn't worry about it. I had someone join one of my small lists from a .mil (military)site. Got a bit worried as i had been spending a lot of my time on a conspiracy forum. :-)

    Oh the paranoia
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Hmm, why are you so worried? Seems a bit suspicious. I better call that IRS tip line about "suspicious" characters.

      A lot of people use their work email address. After a mailing I usually get a spattering of those "out of office" call so and so while I'm out from their work email. Including big companies.

      Someone using their real work email address is a hotter prospect than someone using "mythrowawayemailaddy@yahoo.com" anyways.

      I have friends that worked for the state revenue agency and the IRS...if they were looking into you for a case you wouldn't know until they kick your door down or you got a nice letter about an audit...so don't worry.
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  • Profile picture of the author thewealthywiseman
    @op -- Sell her some nice tax writeoffs...
    ... I wouldn't worry about it unless I had something to worry about, you know?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Make sure your next newsletter includes 6 figure income claims.
    I suspect that will build a great relationship.
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    If it's going to make you second guess your marketing, delete it. That will cause a larger dent in your sales than 1 "hot prospect" could bring back.

    Plus, no one likes to feel like they're being watched. Even those that say they have nothing to hide..
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      That is not from IRS - but from Alabama gov revenue (state tax)

      Probably an employee doing some non-employee stuff. Do you live in Alabama?
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  • Profile picture of the author enterpryzman
    Please understand that anyone conducting a sting would not use an actual email address to their office. That would be like a plain clothes police officer hiding on main street in a marked car to catch a drug dealer.

    That having been said, state attorney general offices are openly looking into claims being made on websites about income, ect...

    I am sure you are doing things on the up-an-up and would have nothing to worry about anyway.

    Best wishes,
    Enterpryzman
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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    If you were being investigated by the IRS... that would be a federal thing. Do you honestly believe they would use an email with irs.gov at the federal level or anything similar like revenue.alabama.gov at the state level for that matter, if they were investigating you?

    That would be like the DEA calling the druglords to schedule raids on their operations.

    You will not know the IRS or State Revenue is investigating you until they already have all the info they need on you.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Hate to repeat myself - but that is NOT and IRS website. It is a state government email address - probably an employee just goofing off.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I get .gov and various other government sign ons at RHS1 now and again. I guess maybe they read what I write here before it gets deleted, or maybe follow me on twitter............or.........
    Maybe they love to hunt great agates and crystals? Ya know - it's not always a bad thing to have members of the gov hanging out with you. Some of them can be very interesting and informative. They do ask now and again what a certain rock is worth though. Make em pay cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpa-money
    take her off the list......
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    • Profile picture of the author A Bary
      Thanks guys for your input..

      Nothing to worry, it's just my first optin with such an "official" email address, so I wanted to know from you if it does mean anything, apparently it doesn't mean anything and it was just an employee looking around
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  • Profile picture of the author impatel
    Remove him/her from your list. It's just one subscriber, not worth the risk.
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