Beware IRS FBI Themed Ransomware Scam

September 11, 2017

Scam Warning from the IRS

The IRS issued an urgent warning to beware of an IRS/FBI themed ransomware scam. Emblems of both agencies are used in the email to entice clicking on a link to download a fake FBI questionnaire. The link downloads ransomware that prevents the user from accessing data on their device until they pay the ransom.

See the full warning from the IRS here: IRS Issues Urgent Warning to Beware IRS FBI Themed Ransomware Scam

An example of the email is below:

An example of a Scam email