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We have word of a new IRS phishing tactic making the rounds, disguised as a survey:



From a source who provided us with this information:

Victims receive a spammed email purporting to be from the IRS asking them to participate in a customer satisfaction survey. The link in the email sends the victim to a site in Iran, which then redirects them to a site in Korea. Displayed on the page are several questions, the most significant of which are the taxpayers name and phone number.

No where on the site is the victim prompted to provide a social security number, bank account or credit card. Those submitting the information can expect a follow up call asking for that information. This appears to be a prelude to a vishing attack.

Alex Eckelberry