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August 27, 2010

Question of the Week: Is There a Problem with My EFTPS Payment?

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Question of the Week
Question of the Week
This week’s question comes from Ben, a business owner. We received an e-mail from EFTPS stating that my federal tax payment had been rejected. Is there a problem with my EFTPS payment? Answer: On August 20, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a Problem Alert regarding this EFTPS scam.

Text of IRS Problem Alert

There is a fraud risk you need to be aware of. It is related to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).

The IRS recently became aware of a fraudulent scheme targeting EFTPS users, the scheme uses an e-mail that claims your tax payment was rejected and directs you to a website for additional information. The website contains malware that will attempt to infect your computer.

If you receive a message claiming to be from the IRS or EFTPS, please:

  1. Do not reply to the sender, access links on the site or submit any information to them.
  2. Forward the message immediately to us at phishing@irs.gov.
  3. How to report and identify phishing, e-mail scams and bogus IRS websites.
  4. If you receive a suspicious e-mail or discover a website posing as the IRS, please forward the e-mail or URL information to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.
  5. EFTPS is a tax payment system provided free by the US Department of Treasury. Pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7. Visit EFTPS to enroll.

IRS and EFTPS Do NOT Send Unsolicited E-mails or Request Personal Information

Neither the IRS nor EFTPS sends unsolicited e-mails nor do they request personal or financial information in e-mails.

Stay Vigilant Against Attacks Aimed at Stealing Your Personal Information

Although no system is foolproof in preventing identity theft, Vision Payroll recommends vigilance in dealing with personal information, combined with a service such as LifeLock® to help detect certain types of identity theft.

January 14, 2009

Tip of the Week: Phishing Scams Use IRS Name and Logo in E-Mails

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for phony e-mails that appear to be from IRS employees. The e-mails attempt to get personal information such as social security numbers, account numbers, and passwords that may be used in identity theft or to gain access to financial accounts.

The IRS never sends unsolicited e-mails nor does it request personal or financial information in e-mails. The IRS has set up a special e-mail address to forward such e-mails using instructions provided by the IRS. The IRS recommends you delete such messages after you have forwarded them.

Although no system is foolproof in preventing identity theft, Vision Payroll recommends vigilance in dealing with personal information, combined with a service such as LifeLock® to help detect certain types of identity theft.

September 3, 2008

Tip of the Week: Save 10% on LifeLock Today

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Identity theft is a problem that’s not going away. At Vision Payroll, we offer and pay for LifeLock protection for all our employees. And while no one can offer 100% protection against identity theft, LifeLock also helps prevent the problems that arise if someone fraudulently obtains your personal data. LifeLock’s guarantee is that they “will pay up to $1,000,000 to cure the failure or defect in our service, per member, per lifetime for all incidents in the aggregate, regardless of circumstance.” If you act now, you can save 10% off LifeLock by simply entering “Vision” in the promotion code box on the enrollment screen. Use this code for yourself, your family, your employees, your friends, or anyone that needs identity theft protection. Act today, before you become a victim.

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