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08/10/2010

Beware the EFTPS E-mail scam

Filed under: Cyber Crimes — peppereyes @ 12:40 PM
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Today I received the following Email

Your Federal Tax Payment ID: 010375193 has been rejected.

Return Reason Code R21 – The identification number used in the Company Identification Field is not valid.
Please, check the information and refer to Code R21 to get details about your company payment in transaction contacts section:
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http://eftps.gov/R21

In other way forward information to your accountant adviser.

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EFTPS:
The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

PLEASE NOTE: Your tax payment is due regardless of EFTPS online
availability. In case of an emergency, you can always make your tax
payment by calling the EFTPS. 

So I did what I normally do

I went to Google and typed in EFTPS SCAMS and it took me to this link.

http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=226755,00.html

Aug. 20, 2010:
There is a fraud risk you need to be aware of. It is related to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.

The IRS recently became aware of a fraudulent scheme targeting EFTPS users, the scheme uses an e-mail that claims your tax payment was rejected and directs you to a website for additional information. The website contains malware that will attempt to infect your computer.

If you receive a message claiming to be from the IRS or EFTPS, please:

  1. Do not reply to the sender, access links on the site or submit any information to them.
  2. Forward the message as-is immediately to us at phishing@irs.gov.
  3. How to report and identify phishing, e-mail scams and bogus IRS websites.
  4. If you receive a suspicious e-mail or discover a website posing as the IRS, please forward the e-mail or URL information to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.
  5. EFTPS is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7. Visit EFTPS to enroll.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Beware the EFTPS E-mail scam…

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    Trackback by World Spinner — 12/10/2010 @ 9:07 AM

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    Comment by videos divertidos — 31/10/2010 @ 11:40 AM

  3. Since I posted this… I have received 20 other almost exact e-mails from different people…
    so this appears to be a growing scam.

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