The Internal Revenue Service today warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have “.edu” email addresses.
The IRS’ firstname.lastname@example.org has received complaints about the impersonation scam in recent weeks from people with email addresses ending in “.edu.” The phishing emails appear to target university and college students from both public and private, profit and non-profit institutions.
People who receive this scam email should not click on the link in the email, but they can report it to the IRS. For security reasons, save the email using “save as” and then send that attachment to email@example.com or forward the email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and IRS Criminal Investigation have been notified.