Phishing Attempt: View Your Tax Return Status (IRS.gov)

SUMMARY: Phishing Attempt: View Your Tax Return Status (IRS.gov)
POSTED ON: 05/27/2014
REPORTER: ITS Help Desk
START TIME: May 27 02:09 PM
END TIME: Jun 28 02:09 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 <xxxxx@njit.edu>
Date: Tue, May 27, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Subject: View Your Tax Return Status (IRS.gov)
To:





IRS.gov

Internal Revenue Service.


Verify 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.


Thank you.
IRS.gov

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