Spyware Warrior Spyware Warrior
Help with Spyware, Hijacking & Other Internet Nuisances
 
FAQ :: Search :: Memberlist :: Usergroups :: Register
Profile :: Log in to check your private messages :: Log in

IRS wants to give you $80 - Phishing/Vishing Scam

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Virus, Worm &Trojan Alerts
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
harrywaldron
Junior Member


Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Last Visit: 09 Apr 2009
Posts: 43
Location: Roanoke, Virginia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:01 am    Post subject: IRS wants to give you $80 - Phishing/Vishing Scam Reply with quote

Please avoid all IRS based emails that might be currently circulating. A well designed email scam is circulating, which appears to come from the IRS. It contains some legitimate IRS links and has a phone # in the email.

Calling the phone number will lead to a person impersonating the IRS and collecting information from the call (e.g., SSN, account #'s, credit card info, etc). The phone uses VOIP technology to hide the true location of the scammers and possibly spoof caller ID controls to show the "Internal Revenue Service".

Do not respond to any email from the IRS without contacting your local IRS branch prior to taking actions.

Phish or Vish? The IRS is back
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3316
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Virus, Worm &Trojan Alerts All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



smartBlue Style © 2002 Smartor
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group