18 September 2008

IRS phishing scam

Don't know how long this has been out there, just heard abuot it today. If you get an e-mail that looks like it's from the IRS telling you that you are entitled to a refund--DELETE IT NOW!!!! The e-mail will read something like this:
-----Original Message-----

From: Internal Revenue Service [mailto:refund@irs.tax.gov]

Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:20 AM

Subject: IRS Tax Refund

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

United States Department of the Treasury


Dear Applicant,

After the last calculations of your annual fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund (Stimulus Payment) of $620.50.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please use the following link:

http://0x7C.0xA.0x7F.0xA4/.....

Applicant ID: (0x7C.0xA.0x7F.0xA4).

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

Note, it is not the IRS that is sending this out; they are in no way involved with this. But if you, or someone you know, gets an e-mail that looks like this, get rid of it!

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