The IRS is advising employers to be aware of a bogus e-mail scam involving payments allegedly rejected by the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). The e-mail contains a link that, if clicked on, may result in the download of malicious software. The software is often designed to provide the scammer with personal and financial information on the employer’s computer that the scammer may use to commit identity theft.
The IRS does not initiate e-mail communication with taxpayers regarding EFTPS or tax account matters. All unsolicited e-mails that claim to be from either the IRS or any other IRS-related area, such as EFTPS, should be reported to: firstname.lastname@example.org.