Security Alert: Scam Phone Calls: “US Treasury Enforcement Action”

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:22am

 Updated on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:43pm

UNH IT has received reports of fraudulent phone calls and voicemails received across the University that claim to be from the IRS or the U.S. Treasury Department and threaten legal action for tax fraud.  The text of the voicemail will look similar to this:UNH IT has received reports of fraudulent phone calls and voicemails received across the University that claim to be from the IRS or the U.S. Treasury Department and threaten legal action for tax fraud.  The text of the voicemail will look similar to this:

The message attempts to get you to return the call in order to obtain personally identifying information that can be used for identity theft and/or demand payment.

If you received a voicemail message, please delete the message.  If you receive a phone call, simply hang up the phone. 

Additional guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department on this scam can be found here.

(https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ig/Documents/U.S.%20Treasury%20OIG%20Fraud%20Alert%20-%20Threats%20and%20Demands%20from%20Callers%20or%20E-mailers%20Impersonating%20Treasury%20Officials.docx)