Up to 70,000 email inboxes of users from Microsoft Office 365 have been targeted with scam email’s impersonating the IRS according to researchers at Abnormal Security. The scammers are using a spoofed irs[.]gov email address to send emails to victims. By using a fear tactic, the emails are stating that the victims ow the IRS money and if it is not paid, legal action will be taken against them. the emails also include ID numbers, docket numbers, and warrant ID’s throughout the email. this coupled with virtually error-free English allows the scammers to put on a convincing scam. The email header shows the actual email being from shoesbagsall[.]com and when replying to the email it is redirected to the email legal.cc@outlook[.]com. The emails ask the victims to email back their Credit Card numbers to avoid legal action.
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