EFTPSEFTPS is the way most businesses and many personal people pay all their federal taxes electronically. As a business owner, I think you have to pay taxes this way, at least for payroll taxes and some other frequent taxes. It also makes my life easier – because in the old days, I had to go to the bank to process these taxes.

In any event, recently, EFTPS phishing spam attacks have been on the rise. The IRS has a page about the scam dating back to August. Yes, I have received these for a while, but in the past week or so, it feels like I have received a dozen plus each day.

They look like this:

EFTPS Phishing Emails

The link obviously doesn’t take you to the real web site. Instead you are sent to a fake web site, that appears to look like the EFTPS web site (I assume, I never clicked, but I did check the URL source). It likely tries to convince you to give over your bank account information and other personal/business information.

The spike in these emails is out of hand now.

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  1. Jim Rudnick
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    Barry…got one myownself just this am….

    Sigh…love the footer tho that says this as it’s opening sentence —

    “WARNING!
    You are using an Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes….”

    What an idiot…I’m a canuck and while I have “offshore” accounts they aint in the US, eh!

    :-)))

    Jim

  2. Ronny
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    Yep same BS. A friend of mine is a guy from Nigeria. Straight as an arrow. He says that these are scams originating from there and they don’t give up. Just ignore them. We can only hope that they will go away.

  3. Suraj
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    Me too…got about 20 this morning alone. i contacted Hostgator about this and they said to use SpamAssassin from your hosting account to block these emails…going to give it a go now.

  4. nig
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    i got one of these emails and im not even american i live in uk and pay tax to the hmrc inland revenue pea brains lol

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