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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Economic Stimulus Refund _ IRS Scam Alert _ Stimulus Relief _Scam Email





I got this email today asking me to go to a website that will expedite my Economic Stimulus rebate check. The sender was service@irs.gov and was very official looking. Don't follow the instructions but you may want to click on the link to see what they ask for - they are bold and brazen articles as my 2nd grade nun would have said. Below is the email "word for word" and the logo above was on the email! Sophisticated scam IMHO:

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"Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds aspart of President Bush program to jumpstart the economy.Our records indicate that you are qualified to receive the2008 Economic Stimulus Refund.The fastest and easiest way to receive your refund is bydirect deposit to your checking/savings account.Please click on the link and fill out the form and submitbefore April 16th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will beprocessed as soon as possible.Submitting your form on April 16th, 2008 or later means thatyour refund will be delayed due to the volume of requests weanticipate for the Economic Stimulus Refund.To access Economic Stimulus Refund, please
click here.

© Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved."
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1 comment:

AJ Lynch said...

Update: looks like the link has been disconnected- maybe my call to the Secret Service was worth it.