College Community Alerted to IRS-Refund Scam

Published 02.24.2006


Information Technology Services reminds the college community to be alert for e-mail scams. A recent scam, just in time for tax season, appears to come from the Internal Revenue Service. The message indicates that the recipient is eligible for a tax refund and provides a link to a refund-request form. In reality, the e-mail is a "phishing" scam, intended to deceive the recipient into disclosing personal financial information. For more information, read the warning posted on the IRS Web site.