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New Scam to be aware of: Email from the “IRS”

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 3 November 2007

Lately I’ve been getting messages in my email telling me that the IRS has determined that they owe me money–anywhere from $99 and change to more than $400.

Big problem.  I haven’t worked in almost 4 years because of a disability.   I have had no income, therefore no INCOME tax return is possible.

Another big problem.  The link the email provides does NOT go to the IRS.  It starts as a link to DSMLoggers and ends up at a http://www.ohmarshop.com domain.

The site asks for your DEBIT card number, your CV2, which is the authentication that most online sites require in order to complete a purchase (basically it ‘proves’ you have possession of the card), AND your PIN.

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $99.23.
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 your tax refund, please click here [link intentionally broken by LCP Intern]

Best Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

© Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.
TAX REFUND ID: A29R113

Here is a copy of the message.  Here is the destination link.  Whatever you do, DO NOT provide ANY information at the link.

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One Response to “New Scam to be aware of: Email from the “IRS””

  1. Hey, nice tips. Perhaps I’ll buy a bottle of beer to that man from that forum who told me to visit your site 🙂

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