USPS Phishing Scam
July 26, 2012 at 02:00pm
A phishing email similar to the sample provided below is circulating. If you see any emails referring to federal tax payments and the IRS with a subject line similar to "Federal Tax payment rejected," please disregard and delete them. Please do not open any attachments included with the emails; the attachments contain malicious code that will infect your computer if opened.
A sample of the phishing email is provided below for your review.
If you receive such an email, please do not open it or click on the attachment.
From: Williams_ Gilmore@irs.gov
Subject: Federal Tax payment rejected
Your federal Tax payment (ID: 174695026389), recently sent from your bank account was retumed by the
The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.
Rejected Tax transfer Tax Transaction ID:
Reason of rejection
See details in the report below
Tax Transaction Report
tax_report_174695026389-pdf.exe (self-extracting archive, Adobe PDF)
lntemal Revenue Service, Metro Plex 1, 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Landover, MD 20785
If you have any questions about this or any other suspected email scams, please contact your local First Interstate Bank branch or our Corporate Security office at 406-237-2702.