With tax day getting closer in the U.S., the number of reports on related social engineering tricks are picking up as well. The e-mails are basically a re-hash of the Better Business Bureau scams that we covered a while back. As the e-mails still seem to be targeting mainly executives of a firm, the trick might still work. The current emails contain text in the style of
Dear [Name of Executive]
nicely adorned with bells&whistles to make it look like it really comes from the IRS. Another series uses the old "A tax complaint has been filed against you" line, which probably is less likely to get the Execs to click. But who doesn't want a refund...
Thanks to all ISC readers who have sent samples of this scam over the past days.
Apr 4th 2008
1 decade ago