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Phony IRS Emails

Posted by taxguru on April 23, 2008

I received the following from a client about a week after another client faxed me a copy of  similar email she had received:

Subject: Is this a scam?–>> Tax refund – Online form


I got the below notice – supposedly from the IRS.  There is a link to push – but I see the words –redirect- and I think this is some kind of scam to get my ss# or who knows what.  

Do you think that this is legit or scam?

—— Forwarded Message
From: Internal Revenue Service
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:09:37 -0700
Subject: Tax refund – Online form

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
 you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $620.50.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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 click here

Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.

 Internal Revenue Service

Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.


My Reply:

That URL appears to be in Japan.

That is one of the scams that IRS has been warning people about. covered this specific scam on their site.   




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