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Government or "Official" Email Scams

In order to look official and panic recipients into clicking virus-infested links, some email scams will claim to have come from the Federal Government or a similar official agency. These emails often have the same tip-offs as most scam messages: many of the words are misspelled, some of the grammar is incorrect or unusual, hovering over the links will show mismatched link and link text, and the message contains some sort of threat or need for immediate action.

Here is an example of the "official" email scam (the arrows point out only some of the misspellings and grammar issues):

Federal Tax Rejection Scam Email

This scam, complete with bad grammar, impersonates the IRS. Some of these can be tricky, especially when they crop up around tax season. Delete it!