20080127

Beware of Suspicious IRS e-Mail/Phishing

Beware of a recent email from the "IRS". The email with subject "Tax Refund - Online Form" goes like this:

Internal Revenue Service
Online Refund Form

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $375.20.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 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»


Don't open the email or click on anything within it.
It links to muslimunity . us

The IRS says this about this recent phishing email:
A recent e-mail scam tells taxpayers that the IRS has calculated their "fiscal activity" and that they are eligible to receive a tax refund of a certain amount. Taxpayers receive a page of, or are sent to, a Web site (titled "Get Your Tax Refund!") that copies the appearance of the genuine "Where's My Refund?" interactive page on the genuine IRS Web site. Like the real "Where's My Refund?" page, taxpayers are asked to enter their SSNs and filing status. However, the phony Web page asks taxpayers to enter their credit card account numbers instead of the exact amount of refund as shown on their tax return, as the real "Where's My Refund?" page does.


For more info please visit the IRS's webpage

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