Paul L. Caron
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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Text of Faux IRS Tax Refund Phishing Scam Email

I finally received one of those scam emails promising a tax refund for clicking on a faux IRS web site:

Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 18:37:59 +0800
To: paul.caron-at-uc.edu
Subject: receive a tax refund of $63.80
From: Internal Revenue Service service-at-IRS.Gov

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80. 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.

Regards,

Internal Revenue Service

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Comments

Welcome to the club. I've received so many of these that it gave me a chance to notice that they are identical. Not a variation among the bunch. Do I get $63.80 each time I get a notice? :-)

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Posted by: Jim Maule | Mar 27, 2006 6:36:35 AM