Please be careful when recieving emails claiming they need quick response.  Most Banks and especially the IRS will send a letter in the mail rather than an email for important communications (especially when it comes to accounts or money).

I have posted the latest example (It look real and official but notice the link to the PDF tax report file goes to this site- :

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:53 AM
To: Vincent S. Sammons
Subject: Your Federal Tax transaction

Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury

Your Tax payment (ID: 76702644726123), recently from your checking account was returned by the your Bank.


Rejected Tax transaction

Tax Transaction ID:


Return Reason

See details in the report below

FederalTax Transaction Report

tax_report_76702644726346.pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader Document)

No need to file a Form SS-4. We ask you the questions and you give us the answers. After all validations are done you will get your EIN immediately upon completion. You can then download, save, and print your EIN confirmation notice.
This EIN is your permanent number and can be used immediately for most of your business needs, including opening a bank account, applying for business licenses, and filing a tax return by mail. However, no matter how you apply (phone, fax, mail, or online), it will take up to two weeks before your EIN becomes part of the IRS' permanent records. You must wait until this occurs before you can file an electronic return, make an electronic payment, or pass an IRS Taxpayer Identification Number matching program.
Due to a high volume of requests for EINs, the IRS will begin limiting the number of EINs assigned per day to a responsible party. Effective April 11, 2011, a responsible party will be limited to five (5) EINs in one business day. This limit is in effect whether you apply online, by phone, fax or mail.

Internal Revenue Service, Metro Plex 1, 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Landover, MD 20785


Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:59 AM