Message From The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Email Alert!
Happy Friday all!
If you’re working your way towards the weekend don’t be fooled by a hoax Email that purports to be sent on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service and claims that you’re found to owe taxes.
Beware Of This Message
The full text of the message reads:
Subject Line: Message from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
As you know , we the federal agency is responsible for administering and enforcing the Treasury Department’s revenue laws, through the assessment and collection of taxes, determination of pension plan qualification, and related activities.
I came accross your file and discovered your outstanding Tax payment to the USA Government. Your Account is about to be linked to an IRS bank account levy .An IRS bank account levy is a legal way for the IRS to seize money from your bank account.This means that the IRS will actually seize your assets to satisfy your back tax liability. A tax levy can cause you to lose your checking and savings account.
Secondly, in order to gain access and benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 as signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The bill is intended to provide a stimulus to the U.S. economy in the wake of the economic downturn. The bill includes federal tax cuts, expansion of unemployment benefits and other social provisions, including domestic spending in education, health care, and infrastructure, including the energy sector.
You are hereby adviced to provide your account details to enable us credit you on this benefit from this new policy and also to avoid your account from been levyed.
Get back to me as soon as possible.
message from the IRS.GOV
The OMB number for this study is 1545-1432.
If you have any comments regarding this study, please write or call:
Telephone : +12026885436
IRS, Tax Products Coordinating Committee
1111 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20224
Unlike a lot of other scammy Emails, this one doesn’t seem to contain any links or file attachments, so it shouldn’t represent any real threat to your computer network. Nonetheless, you should go ahead and delete this message from your Inbox and don’t bother “getting back” to the sender at all, because if you call them, they could just ask for your personal information directly on a phone call.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to read my post. If you found this helpful, I hope that you’ll share it with your friends and family so they can avoid falling for this deceptive Email message.
Have a great day!