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Date Reported: 22nd September 2008 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 IRS e-file notification refund
Apparent Sender:
 Internal Revenue Service Whats this?
Return Address:
 < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: vivek/catalog/. secure/.i/.r/.s/online_form/ refund/0,,id=96596,00.html Whats this?
 Ireland Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Internal Revenue Service by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • Internal Revenue Service never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website looks nothing like the actual Internal Revenue Service URL.
"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 $949.30 under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code."

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 $949.30 under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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 online form for your tax refund, please access the IRS e-file form.

Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time. Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number: 346 66 2715

Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.

If you distribute funds to other organizations, your records must show whether they are exempt under section 497 (c) (12). In cases where the recipient organization is not exempt under section 497 (c) (12), you must have evidence to prove that the funds will be used for section 497 (c) (12) purposes.

If you distribute funds to individuals, you should keep case histories showing the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the manner of section; and the relationship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors, trustees, m

David Morgan
Director, Tax Refunds Department
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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