IRS E-Mail Scam Warning

Below is the text of an e-mail someone recently received. It is not from the IRS, but it claims to be. It is an attempt, like all other scam e-mails, to get personal information from the gullible. Don’t fall for it. If you click the link you get sent to a page that looks pretty authentic, but a glance at the address bar will show you that it is not the IRS web site. The page even uses help links from the actual IRS site. It is a well-crafted scam, but a scam nevertheless. Don’t be taken in!

Subject: Tax Notification
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 08:52:46 -0800

Tax Notification

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
United States Department of the Treasury
Date: 01/28/2008

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal
activity we have determined that you are eligible
to receive a tax refund of $134.80.

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, click here.

Internal Revenue Service

Document Reference: (92054568).

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  • James F. McGrath

    Oops, I got an error message and so posted again. I think I’ll leave it…Two warnings are better than one!