A recent scam coming from emails impersonating the IRS has triggered an onslaught of computer viruses. The IRS has posted this article alerting consumers to the issue:
The phony emails can be potentially dangerous to your small business if employees do click on the links as they contain malware, which, when clicked on, can spread viruses throughout a company. The IRS has indicated that the emails typically come from institutions posing as banks or other financial firms. If you see an email purporting to be from “IRS Online”, carrying an attachment that says something similar to “Tax Account Transcript”, do not open it!
If using a personal computer, the IRS urges that you delete or forward the scam email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it’s on the work computer, your employees should notify your technology professionals.