WARNING re: IRS e-mail

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  1. Daisy

    Daisy New Member

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    Hey everyone...I and another coworker just received a supposed e-mail from the IRS informing us that we qualify for some sort of additional tax refund for $252.60. When you click on the link, it takes you to a site that's supposed to be the IRS and asks you for your social security number, date of birth, bank name and debit card number. Now.....interestingly enough, the IRS does NOT have my e-mail address. I always file my tax return via snail mail (and not online). I have referred this to our Chief Technology Officer here at work and he'll be investigating and probably be sending out an All Staff e-mail alert on this. Just lettin' ya know. So DON'T fall for this.....I think something stinks bad with this.

    Thanks for reading this.
     
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  3. Ntegrity

    Ntegrity Former Member

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  4. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    i got one too and I figured it was bogus because they wouldnt have my email address.
     
  5. Daisy

    Daisy New Member

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    Thanks for providing the link, Ntegrity! I've NEVER received an e-mail from the IRS. Gosh I hope no one gets taken by this!!! :furious:
     
  6. Details

    Details Former Member

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    The IRS page listed above gives a nice email address to forward the scammail to. I got one, and I'm sending it over. It does look very legitimate - I wasn't taken in - but I was going to check into if it was real or not. IRS does have my email, so it was possible.
     
  7. Blondieskatz

    Blondieskatz Active Member

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    Thanks for posting this. I will let my parents know about this. They aren't senile, but I still worry about them falling for something like this.
     
  8. Daisy

    Daisy New Member

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    I know what you mean, Blondie. And what a better time to try to entice someone with this miracle money....when gas prices are high, food is high, etc. There are going to be some folks out there that believe this and I really do feel sorry for them.:(
     
  9. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    and they would already know your social security number.
     
  10. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    I think you should forward it to your local FBI office
     
  11. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    I've gotten like 20 of them on my yahoo account - they keep dribbling in.
     
  12. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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    Definitely phishing...thanks for the heads up.
     
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