Department of Treasury Notice of Outstanding Obligation - Email Phishing Scam
Allegedly from: The Government? but it came from: support at salesforce.com (spoofed).
We have received notification from the Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS) that you have an outstanding obligation with the Federal Government that requires your immediate attention.
In order to ensure this condition does not affect any planned contract or grant activity, please review and sign the attached document and if you are unable to understand the attached document please call FMS at 1-800-304-3107 to address this issue. Please make sure the person making the telephone call has the Taxpayer Identification Number available AND has the authority/knowledge to discuss the debt for the contractor/grantee.
Questions should be directed to the Federal Service Desk at:
Phone : 1-866-606-2553
Int. Phone 1-344-206-7642 for international calls For DSN, dial 809-463-4693. Wait for a dial tone, and then dial 866-606-7281.
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Claims to have come from the FBI
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Sometimes you can receive an email from someone and the return address is from a trusted domain name even though the email was not sent by the domain in question. This is called email spoofing.
Prompts you to download a file or .PDF
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Emulates a popular service
This email attempts to emulates a popular internet service hoping to get you to click on the link.
Impersonates a reputable company
This communication attempts to emulate a reputable company hoping to get you to click on the link or download their attachments.
Claims to have come from a reputable source
This communication attempts to make it seem like it came from a friend, a lawyer, or co-worker hoping to get you to click on the link or download their attachments.
Most likely contains a virus
This communication has an attachment that likely contains a virus.
Phishing for Information
The sender of this email is hoping that you will click on the link and enter your username and password into a specially crafted website that looks like a trusted service. The website of course if fake and any attempt to use your username and password will result in your credentials being compromised.
Ignore it! Ignore it!
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