Phishing Scam on Federal Tax Deposits

published September, 2010

The IRS does NOT send out e-mails advising you that your EFTPS payment has been rejected. If you get an e-mail, it is someone trying to trick you into revealing your bank info. You might see:
“Your Federal Tax Payment ID: 96863768 has been rejected.
Return Reason Code R21 – The identification number used in the Company Identification Field is not valid.
Please, check the information and refer to Code R21 to get details about your company payment:”

bogus url given with “eftpsgovservice” in the address

If you receive a message claiming to be from the IRS or EFTPS, please do not reply to the sender, access links on the site or submit any information to them. Forward the message immediately to the IRS at