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Fake IRS Phishing E-mail

A series of phishing attacks purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service have been reported to Information Security Services by WVU users. While the exact language varies, all of the e-mails require the user to click on a link to provide their personal information to secure their federal tax “e-Refund.” The links take the user to official looking forms hosted on web servers in Denmark, Russia, and other foreign countries.

Defend Your Data! Do not fall for these phishing attacks by providing your birth date and Social Security number to identity thieves. Forward these e-mails as an attachment to defendyourdata@mail.wvu.edu and then delete them from your inbox.

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