Beware of email from IRS, as a new Phishing Attack has surfaced
A new email scam is circulating that appears to be legitimate correspondence from the IRS. They would never contact someone by email in this manner, so please delete these messages or call your nearest IRS office to confirm this.
IRS based Phishing Attack
US-CERT has received reports of a phishing email scam that attempts to convince the user that it is from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by using a spoofed "From" address of "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Upon clicking on the link provided in the email, the user is taken to a fraudulent site that looks like a legitimate U.S. government site. The user is then asked to provide personal information, such as their social security, credit card and bank pin numbers.
Some great advice from CERT on emails that appear to be legitimate:
Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks