EFTPS Phishing Scheme
October 15, 2010
The IRS has posted the following statement in regards to an email scam that has been circulating the internet since August 20th 2010.
There is a fraud risk you need to be aware of. It is related to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.
The IRS recently became aware of a fraudulent scheme targeting EFTPS users, the scheme uses an e-mail that claims your tax payment was rejected and directs you to a website for additional information. The website contains malware that will attempt to infect your computer.
If you receive a message claiming to be from the IRS or EFTPS, please:
1. Do not reply to the sender, access links on the site or submit any information to them.
3. How to report and identify phishing, e-mail scams and bogus IRS websites.
5. EFTPS is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7. Visit EFTPS to enroll.
Please remember that the IRS would never contact you via email about late, missed or rejected tax filings. Please disregard these messages. If you are concerned you can contact your Pamiris Client Representative.