‘Rejection Of Your Tax Appeal’ Aims To Fool Email Recipients
With tax season in full swing, be sure to be on the lookout for an Email with the subject line “Rejection Of Your Tax Appeal” as this message is fraudulent and could cause a computer infection. This Email purports to be sent from a Chadwick Chin.
The full text of the message reads:
Dear Business owner,
Hereby you are notified that your Income Tax Return Appeal id#6681 has been REJECTED. If you consider that the IRS did not properly investigate your case due to a misunderstanding of the case details, be ready to re-submit your appeal. You can obtain the rejection details and re-submit your appeal by using the following link Online Tax Appeal.
Internal Revenue Service
Telephone Assistance for Businesses:
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time).
Remote Email threats such as this are usually laced with bad links and harmful files that could install malware, viruses or pesky trojans that expose security holes on your computer system. If you make the mistake of clicking on a link or attachment you could be faced with spending time and money removing the virus and hoping that you didn’t inadvertently send out Email messages that could infect other people’s computers.
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