“Countdown to Tax Day” Phishing Attack @ NC State

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is investigating a phishing attack targeting campus email users. This message appeared to come from the Internal Revenue Service from the email address ‘refund@irs-groups.com’. As with all phishing attacks do not reply to this message or click on any links.

An excerpt of the text of the message is below:

Dear Applicant:

First of all, we want to remind you that the contdown to April 15 “The tax day” has started. However, after the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund.

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 business days in order to process it.

Please follow the link below to proceed:

[URL that was listed in the phishing email has been removed for this OIT news announcement]