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Phishing Attempt: Your Federal Tax transaction

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Your Federal Tax transaction
POSTED ON: 08/23/2012
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: Aug 23 06:51 AM
END TIME: Sep 24 06:51 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.

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: Internal Revenue Service <noreply@irs.gov>
to: [user]@hawaii.edu
date: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 2:11 AM
subject: Your Federal Tax transaction


Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury (IRS)

Your Tax transaction (ID: 885996846021), recently initiated from your bank account was canceled by the your financial institution.

Rejected Tax transaction
Tax Transaction ID: 885996846021
Return Reason See details in the report below
Tax Transaction Report tax_report_885996846021.doc (Microsoft Word Document)


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