The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning about a phishing scam targeting taxpayers. Email scammers have been observed citing tax fraud to trick victims into clicking on a malicious link. There have been similar attempts on campus, including illicit requests by scammers for copies of employee W2s. The IRS press release is available at https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-Washington-DC-Maryland-Virginia-Residents-of-New-Phishing-Scam-Targeting-National-Capital-Area.
Security tips from the IRS and US-CERT for handling heightened phishing scam risk during this tax season is available at https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST15-001.
More information about recognizing phishing scam emails is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/isec/basics/spam-and-phishing.shtml.