IRS Email Warns Of Phishing — Is the Warning Phishing?

Today the IRS issued its Tax Tip 2012-08 warning about phishing scams aimed at US taxpayers.   Subscribers to IRS information services received an email about the warning.

This is a screen shot of the email:

Is this a real IRS email?  Did you notice these odd things about it?

Why would I open such an obviously fake email?  Because it isn’t fake — it is real.  I know it is real because I use the products of Iconix.  This is what my display looks like with SP Guard turned on:

The IRS really made spelling errors and the IRS really sends emails from the domain govdelivery.com.

Know Who.  No Doubt.   Use Email ID and SP Guard.

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