The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) warns individuals against certain search engine results for "Massachusetts tax forms" that may contain a malicious virus that will infect computers. Links to unofficial State websites may trick individuals into revealing personal and/or financial information, which scammers can use to commit identity theft.

DOR cautions search engine users to be on the alert for search results that do not link to the official Massachusetts Department of Revenue website. All Massachusetts state tax forms are accessible through the Official Commonwealth of Massachusetts portal,

If you think you may have provided financial or personal information to one of these malicious sites and are possibly a victim of identity theft, please read the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93H Notice Requirements doc format of Notice_Requirement.doc

Taxpayers should also watch against fraudulent checks identified as Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Department of Revenue.

Unfortunately, there are even more types of scams that can affect Massachusetts residents. See Protect Yourself: Identity Theft and Scams and the Attorney General's page.