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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.ftc.gov. You can also contact DOI at (212) 825-5959.