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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Phishing Alert - IRS Refund Scam

The following IRS refund scam has been circulated by e-mail. This is a phishing scam - the perpetrators are attempting to retrieve your bank account and social security information from you. Please do not click on the link in the e-mail if you receive it, just delete the e-mail.

An example of the e-mail is below.

Wishing you safe e-mailing,

"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
Internal Revenue Service
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