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A New Barrage of Fake IRS Emails with Dangerous Links

The IRS never sends unexpected emails

October 11, 2011

Lately, I am again receiving IRS scam emails. Remember, the Internal Revenue Service will NEVER send you an unexpected email about your taxes or a refund. Listen to this 30 second IRS Tax Scam Video.

If you receive one of these malicious emails do not click on the links in these messages. If you've done that already, have your computer checked for viruses, even if you don't notice any problems. You could end up with a keystroke logger running in the background and recording your bank account passwords, etc.

Here is a mock up of the email message I've been receiving:

IRS_Spoof_Email.pdf

You can safely view this document. I have removed all the links.

Always be suspicious if you receive unsolicited e-mail from the IRS or any other entity (such as your bank or credit card company).

Should you receive a fake IRS e-mail, the IRS asks that you refrain from opening any attachments and forward the message to the following e-mail address: phishing@irs.gov. The IRS issued a press release on phony e-mails in 2007.


Last updated 11 October 2011

Posted on 2011-10-11 19:13:58

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