Alert of phony IRS phishing scam

Most likely the IRS will not communicate with you by email.  Therefore, if you receive an email from the IRS it might not be legitimate.  The following message is a phony IRS phishing scam.  If you receive a message (as shown below); please do not respond and just delete the message.  Thank you.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Miriam Solis [mailto:Miriam@wrongadress.com]

Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 2:10 PM

To: employee@umich.edu

Subject: Change of your EIN is required

 

To the ATTENTION of: Accounting Department

 

Dear Sirs,

 

please be informed that your company is required to get a new EIN for security reasons related to the risk of fraud. We are sorry for causing you any possible troubles by this measure.

For detailed instructions please use the link below:

www.wrongaddress.com

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Miriam Solis

Office of Professional Responsibility

Internal Revenue Service