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Monday, April 15, 2013

Bogus IRS Email Scams

Examples of email scams

Email Example #1

Date12 april 2012
Our Ref.C/18355/12
Your Ref.15B/615/12

NOTICE OF TAX RETURN FOR YEAR 2012

Dear,

I am sending this email to announce: After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of:

$197.44
To receive your return, you need to register for an IRS Online account:
Click here to register


The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as applicable, copyright in these is
reserved to Inland Revenue. Unless expressly authorised by United States Government, any further
dissemination or distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited.

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Email Example #2

Notification of refund
We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $369.20 under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In order to recieve the excess payment, you need to create an e-Refund acocunt.

Please click "Register" below to create an e-Refund acocunt:

Register




David Morgan
Director, Tax Refunds Department

Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time. Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted. Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.

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