Auditor & Inspector Gary Jones warns of ‘likely’ phishing scam

Oklahoma City – State Auditor & Inspector Gary Jones is warning Oklahomans that a likely phishing email is making the rounds. The email states a “Notice of Electronic Funds Transfer Deposit from the Auditor of State” is attached and encourages the recipient to open the attachment for specific detials regarding the deposit.

“This is absolutely a scam designed to steal someone’s personal information or damage their computer,” Jones said. “Our office has never transferred funds to individuals and would never have occasion to do so.”

The email purports to be from someone named Kevin Anderson although there may be other versions with different identifies. The email includes a link to another site which presumably worm its way inside your computer.
“Don’t click on the link or do anything except permanently delete it from your inbox,” Jones said. “There’s always someone trying to separate people from their money – don’t let this be one of those times. Our only ‘customers’ are the public entities we audit. We do not audit individuals or private businesses and we do not pay out funds as a result of the audits we conduct.”
Text of the entire phishing email is pasted below:

From: Kevin Anderson
Date: June 18, 2018 at 9:57:23 AM CDT
Subject: Services / 06.18.18 / New Customer / TT

Attached is the Notice of Electronic Funds Transfer Deposit from the Auditor of State.
Please open the attachment for specific details regarding the deposit.
Please do not respond to this e-mail.

Thank you!

Kevin Anderson