Electronic Tax Payment Scam

Some of you may already know this and some of you may just now be getting these emails in your inbox. Yesterday, I was greeted with the following lovely message in my junk folder.

Notification: Your Federal Tax Payment has been rejected.
The problem is that system doesn’t process your company ID on holidays
and we movied your tax payment batch to awaiting list.
Status of your Tax Payment is Under Review.

To get more details about your company status and tax payment batch file, go to
http://eftps.gov/

Also forward information to your accountant adviser.

WARNING!

You are using an Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes.
Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution.
The Government may monitor and audit the usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that
the use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. Unauthorized attempts to
upload information and/or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to
prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030.

Interestingly, they’re spoofing a .gov domain to send this, which I’m sure, is grounds for some sort of federal intervention. The email came from notification7302@eftps.gov and the link to eftps.gov is actually directing to ashmorgan.co.uk/about.html.

Do not respond to this message

As the EFTPS website states, this is a tax scam designed to elicit personal information. Simply forward it to phishing@irs.gov without editing it in any way.

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