Phishing Attempt: Your Federal Tax Payment ID: 2663693 is failed

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Your Federal Tax Payment ID: 2663693 is failed
POSTED ON: 08/08/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Aug 08 08:00 AM
END TIME: Aug 22 08:00 AM
DESCRIPTION: A phishing attempt has been reported supposedly from the University of Hawaii. Please do NOT reply to the email or click on the link. Do NOT submit your personal information.

Note: variations of this phishing message have been reported. The FROM: address presumes to be from yourself! Do NOT open the report_576981.pdf.exe file which is pointing to a website in Russia.

The University of Hawaii will NEVER ask for your UH username and password in an email message.

See: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/898 for reporting a new/suspicious email targeting UH usernames.

Sample message:

From: h[removed]@hawaii.edu, h[removed]@hawaii.edu, h[removed]@hawaii.edu, h[removed]@hawaii.edu
Date: August 8, 2012 12:34:53 AM HST
To: h[removed]@hawaii.edu, h[removed]@hawaii.edu, h[removed]@hawaii.edu, h[removed]@hawaii.edu
Subject: Your Federal Tax Payment ID: 2663693 is failed

Your Federal Tax Payment ID: 981683277 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:

report_576981.pdf.exe (self-extracting archive, Adobe PDF)

In other way forward information to your accountant adviser.

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.