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Friday, August 24, 2012

Beware of Email Scams

We have received inquiries from some of our clients about suspicious emails from the IRS regarding their Federal Tax Payment.  Please note the IRS DOES NOT communicate payment information through email.

These emails may seem to some as legit, they come from support@irs.gov and the physical address they have listed: Internal Revenue Service

Metro Plex 1
8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Landover, MD  20785


IS an actual IRS office.  But these emails are scams.  The email directs recipients to a bogus link for a transaction report that, when clicked, downloads malicious software (malware) that infects the intended victim’s computer. The malware is designed to send back to the scammer personal and financial information already contained on the taxpayer's computer or obtained through capturing keystrokes. The scammer uses this personal and financial information to commit identity theft.

See the email below received from one of our customers:
Your federal Tax transaction (ID: 1585160020943), recently initiated from your bank account was returned by your financial institution.

Rejected Tax Transfer
Tax Transaction ID:    1585160020943
Reason of rejection    See details in the report below
FederalTax Transaction Report    tax_report_1585160020943.doc (Microsoft Word Document)


Internal Revenue Service, Metro Plex 1, 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Landover, MD 20785
Remember, the IRS DOES NOT communicate payment information through email.
If you should receive this email or anything that you believe it a scam, DO NOT click on any links or open any attachments.  Do not reply, instead forward the email to phishing@irs.gov and then DELETE the email.

For more information see: http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=179820,00.html

We at ExpressTruckTax.com want to keep you informed and protected against the scams out there.  Let others know, so they are aware that these emails are NOT from the IRS.

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