This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on January 22, 2015.
From: TAX@irs.gov [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:01 AM
Subject: Your FED TAX payment (ID:J37IRS685686478) was Rejected
Email informs recipient that a federal tax payment sent by their checking account was returned. The email instructs the recipient to open an attached ".zip" file for more information.
Intent of the Email
This fraudulent email contains a ".zip" file that contains a known virus. The sender is attempting to install dangerous malware on computers.
Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email