Friday, January 11, 2008

How To Spot A Scam, Part 5: Tax Scam Update

There is a new phishing e-mail scam going around involving tax "refunds."

The letter says this:

Internal Revenue Service
United States Department of the Treasury

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $496.23.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 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 your tax refund, please click here

Best Regards,
Tax Refund Deparment
Internal Revenue Service

If you get this message, delete it. It is not from the IRS. More information can be obtained at the IRS website.

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