Phishing Attempt: Verify and Update Return Status (IRS.gov)

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: Verify and Update Return Status (IRS.gov)
POSTED ON: 05/17/2014
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: May 17 03:28 PM
END TIME: Jun 18 03:28 PM
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: IRS.gov <irs.gov-irs@outlook.com>
Date: Sat, May 17, 2014 at 7:54 AM
Subject: Verify and Update Return Status (IRS.gov)
To:


Validate and update your IRS e-file immediately, To Update - < Click Here >
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal.

IRS e-file. Since 1990
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