Tax Scam

This latest variation of a tax scam comes from Local 2 viewer Craig, who passed along an e-mail he received.

From: Internal Revenue Service <refund@lnternalrevenueservice.com>

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $4990.55. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 2-3 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.

Regards Internal Revenue Service.

© Copyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.n

As Craig very astutely pointed out the e-mail has a dot-com address, not dot-gov. Also, look at the very bottom of the e-mail…why would the IRS need to copyright itself? Tax time is upon us so be careful because there are tons and tons of scams out there. One good thing to keep in mind is that the IRS will not contact you via e-mail. So if you get an e-mail from the IRS you can bet it’s a scam. In case you were wondering how many of these scams are out there, here’s a list

If you receive any e-mails (or snail mail) like this one pass it along to me.

 

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