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'IRS' phishing for money

by Dragon / March 20, 2006 7:31 AM PST

I got this from a newsletter:

Don't Believe It!
Phishing for a Refund
"IRS Notification - Please Read This .

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $163.80. 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 click here

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service..."

How timely. This message went out to millions of Internet users earlier this month. Basically, if someone clicked on the link (deleted for your safety), they were redirected to one of a number of overseas servers designed to look an official IRS site.

These criminals would then ask for personal information, such as bank account numbers, credit card information, and ATM PIN data. Folks, if you fell for this one, your identity has already been stolen.

To find out more, or if someone forwards this message to you, send them here.

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almost as bad as....(inbox)
by jonah jones / April 18, 2006 11:14 PM PDT

If you get an envelope from a company called the Internal Revenue Service,"DO NOT OPEN IT!

This group operates a scam around this time every year. Their letter claims that you owe them money, which they will take and use to pay for the operation of essential functions of the United States government. This is untrue!

The money the IRS collects is used to fund various inefficient and pointless social engineering projects and favorite pork-barrel projects like studying sneezing and the swimming habits of insects..

This organization has ties to another shady outfit called the Social Security Administration, who claim to take money from your regular paychecks and save it for your retirement. In truth, the SSA uses the money to pay for the same misguided make-work projects the IRS helps mastermind.

These scam artists have bilked honest, hard working Americans out of billions of dollars. Don't be among them!

Simply send that letter back marked, "Return to Sender". If they inquire by phone, please don't use my name!


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(NT) (NT) Good one!
by EdH / April 18, 2006 11:34 PM PDT
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