IRS Stimulus Package Phishing Scam

February 6, 2009 – 4:25 PM

US-CERT is aware of public reports indicating that phishing scams are circulating via fraudulent U.S. Internal Revenue Service emails offering users stimulus package payments. These emails include text that attempts to convince users to follow a link to a website or to complete an attached document. The website and document request the user to provide personal information.

Users receiving the fraudulent email messages are encouraged to send the email message and the website URL to the IRS at [email protected].

US-CERT encourages users to do the following to help mitigate the risks:


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