By: Revanche

New Scam: Internal Revenue Service, Subject Line: Tax Refund (Message ID: A29R113)

November 26, 2007

On Thanksgiving, the scammers thought they’d give me a bit of holiday cheer by sending this cute little message:

And because I’m a mean girlfriend, I immediately checked the IRS website to confirm that it was a scam (which it is), then called BoyDucky over to take a look at the email without telling him what it was. I knew that he’d think it was kosher simply because I didn’t say it wasn’t. But he’s got to learn more skepticism! It’s my mission to foster suspicion and paranoia in my compatriots so that I don’t have to worry about them. And you. Don’t fall for the IRS scam, folks, it’s not worth the $109 they claim you’re owed.

Oh, by the way, if you do click on the link, it looks pretty good until you realize they used Comic Sans on the image. That’s just not IRS-style, scammers, they use HELVETICA.


I reported the link, and now the site is tagged with a warning that it’s probably a fraudulent site. That’s pretty cool.

2 Responses to “New Scam: Internal Revenue Service, Subject Line: Tax Refund (Message ID: A29R113)”

  1. Moneymonk says:

    yeah, they called that phishing, Im sure a 1000 emails was sent our.

    I have to say They did a good job for as it looking legit.

    The email address looks suspect. Also I will figure why the IRS will email me suppose to calling me or writing me a letter

  2. ~moneymonk~ That was actually my first thought: “An email? From the IRS? Noooo, that can’t be right…”

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