Email Offer of a Refund from the Internal Revenue Service-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The message appears to be from the United Stated Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It says that you are eligible to receive a refund and gives a link for you to click to file a “tax refund request.”
This email is not from the Internal Revenue Service and will not generate a tax refund. It started circulating in June, 2006. The link that you’re supposed to click does not go to the IRS but to a website in Taiwan. It’s a blatant attempt at collecting personal financial information for committing either credit card fraud or identity theft. When you click the link in the email you are taken to a page that is made to look like it’s from the IRS but it’s a form that asks you for your Social Security number, your name, a credit/debit card number, the expiration date of the card, the security number for the cars as well as your ATM PIN number!
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.
Internal Revenue Service
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