The email message below: "Tax Inspection Notification," has a dangerous attachment that contains a virus or Trojan horse that will infect your computer if you attempt open it. If you have received the same fake and dangerous email message, please delete it.
The Fake and Virus Email Message
Subject: Tax inspection notification
Trust this e-mail finds You well.
Please be notified that next week the revenue service is going to organize tax inspections.
That is why we highly recommend You to file the attached form in order to be prepared.
Inspectors are to determine whether You as a taxpayer have settled the correct amount of taxes.
According to our records, the inspectors license No. is 825-97157-4556-673.
Please check as it is an important procedure rule.
We may discuss all the related matters by phone: +1 609-288-07. Feel free to contact us.
The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the dangerous file, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.
Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cyber-crimes, or steal your personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. The name of the attachment may change, so be careful when opening email attachments.
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