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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

IRS Warns of E-mail Tax Refund Scam

Irs_logo_158The IRS today issued a consumer alert (IR-2005-136) about an Internet scam in which consumers receive an e-mail informing them of a tax refund. The e-mail, which claims to be from the IRS, directs the consumer to a link that requests personal information, such as Social Security number and credit card information. This scheme is an attempt to trick the e-mail recipients into disclosing their personal and financial data. The practice is called “phishing” for information.

For the actual email, see here.  For press reports, see:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2005/11/irs_warns_of_em.html

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