Phishing on a different level: IRS Scam

IRS(Internal Revenue Service) is the official authority in the USA to collect taxes.

“Why would someone phish them?”, you may ask.

 

irs-scam

That’s why:(see red area below).

 

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In the form they ask you to have access to your bank account. They have all needed proves to substitute you: address, tax payer ID and many others. This way they can pay with your bank account when they pretend to be you.

Solution: Never answer such requests per email. Erase the email immediately.

 

 


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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