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October 18, 2010  3:15 PM

Bogus EFTPS Failure Notices are Spear Phishing Attempt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
IRS Phishing, Phishing, spam, Spear phishing

Beware of this one, but it doesn't take much to spot it's a fake. Look at all the typos! There are so many of them, it's almost funny. Can you believe that anyone would fall for something like this? Sad, but true, people are probably being duped by this right now. I got 13 of these this morning,...

July 11, 2010  9:54 PM

How to Recognize and Avoid Email Scams – Part 3



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Email security, IRS Phishing, Nigerian 419 Fraud, Phishing, Scam, Trojan

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September 29, 2009  12:58 AM

New IRS Scam and It Could Cost You More Than Taxes!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data stealer, E-mail scam, IRS Phishing, keylogger, Security, Social Engineering, Trojan

You usually see this around tax season, but it seems the cyber-crooks have figured out that fear of the IRS is an evergreen topic.

US-CERT is aware of public reports of malicious code circulating via spam email messages related to the...


April 15, 2009  12:31 AM

Beware U.S. Tax Phishing Scams



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Email security, IRS Phishing, Scam, Tax scam

It's tax time in the U.S. and with that generally comes an increase in the number of phishing scams directed at taxpayers. The IRS, whether we like them or not, has an excellent anti-scam/anti-phishing web site. One key thing to remember is that the IRS does not initiate taxpayer communications...


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