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DOI Commissioner Margaret Garnett issued an advisory today regarding a phishing email scam purporting to be from a member of DOI. Contents of the email include a sample copy of a Moneypack Reload card and instructs the recipient to purchase a card, scan and send the account number to

The New York City Department of Investigation will never contact individuals on behalf of the IRS, coordinate payment plans for the IRS, or ask you to send any information to a gmail account. If you receive this type of email, do not open it, and report it to your ISP, well-known spam filters and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at You can also contact DOI at (212) 825-5959.

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