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Emails From The Internal Revenue Service Telling You to Update Your Information-Fiction! & Scam!

Emails From The Internal Revenue Service Telling You to Update Your Information-Fiction! & Scam!

 
Summary of eRumor:

These appear to be very official looking emails from the Internal Revenue Service informing reader that their information on record needs to be updated.

The Truth:
These are scams to illegally get personal information from the recipient of the unsolicited emails.
This eRumor went viral on September 26, 2012 and we received several versions in a matter of minutes.  After a close inspection of the emails we determined these to be hoaxes.   The emails we got were addressed to people not affiliated with truthorfiction.com and the links in the imbedded text led to sites not connected with the Internal Revenue Service.  These links may direct readers to a web site that could possibly infect them with a virus.
We have edited the email address and deactivated the links in the examples below.
updated 09/26/12