This morning, Feb 20, 2015 at 8am at the house I received a robo-call in a female voice that said the following:
"We have been trying to reach you. This call is officially a final notice from IRS, the internal revenue service. The reason of this call is to inform you that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case file, please call immediately on our department number 360-362-4254"
The area code 360 is very cleverly western Washington outside of Seattle, but it looks official when you see the "Washington" caller ID.
First thing I thought was "wrong mark!" and of course I got really interested to see if I could call them back and mess with them, but the line was busy. Too bad, that would have been fun but dont try this at home.
However, this is another heads-up that these social engineering attacks are happening all the time and are targeting your employees at the house. It's important to get trained to spot these types of scams so they do not fall for them either at the house or the office.
Related Pages: Social Engineering