Asking for Passwords
How do you get a password out of an IRS agent? Just ask:
Sixty-one of the 102 people who got the test calls, including managers and a contractor, complied with a request that the employee provide his or her user name and temporarily change his or her password to one the caller suggested, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an office that does oversight of Internal Revenue Service.
Wow. At the very least, I would have expected to have to give them chocolate.