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Fake IRS Tax Refund Email Warning! (Phish)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:08 pm    Post subject: Fake IRS Tax Refund Email Warning! (Phish) Reply with quote

Just a heads up.

I just got this messege supposedly from the IRS stating I was eligable for a tax refund of 63.80$

If your email displays in HTML it looks real enough...

They give you a "click here" link that re-directs to another site where they ask you for your:

Social Insurance Number
CC number
Name on CC
Expiration date
CVV code number
and...your ATM Pin number!

Scammers don't want much do they!

Obviously this is fake.
IRS would not do this.

Because I have html shut off in my email I get to see all the linkys..Smile

Subject like read:

IRS Notification - Please Read This

From: Internal Revenue Service <admin [at] irs.gov>

Body:

Quote:
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80. 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


Copyright 2006, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved


Just in case someone gets one...
Not your average bank/ebay/paypal junk.

Details have been sent off to proper authorities to have em dealt with.
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