Get 2009 Tax Refund - $1,869‏

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RyanMcC

Get 2009 Tax Refund - $1,869‏

Postby RyanMcC » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:35 am

From: service@irs.gov (service@irs.gov)
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Sent: Sun 6/21/09 6:23 PM
To:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $1,869.
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

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


The link to "access your tax refund" and give the scammers your SSN and credit card number is:
http://64.150.220.16/images/pot.html

Which immediately forwards to:
http://sanfranciscodepuebloviejo.org/foro/cache/www.irs.gov/refunds.php?Where_is_my_refund&Get_Refund

johntoh

Re: Get 2009 Tax Refund - $1,869‏

Postby johntoh » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:15 am

thanks for sharing this information as tax time is near....
Last edited by wserra on Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Remove spam link.

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Re: Get 2009 Tax Refund - $1,869‏

Postby wserra » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:17 am

Now, that's not so nice, johntoh. Make an innocuous post, then sneak back a week later to insert a spam link.

Please don't do that again.
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Nikki

Re: Get 2009 Tax Refund - $1,869‏

Postby Nikki » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:34 am

What is truly astonishing is how people instituting such a scam within the United States are surprised when representatives of DoJ knock on their door a day or two after the first e-mail message goes out.

Potential scammers, please note: 3-letter agencies of the US (and other) government maintain MANY sandbox e-mail accounts just to attract this type of fraud.

If the source of the fraud is within the jurisdiction of a government that cares ...


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