December 1, 2005
Phishing Alert: IRS Warns of e-Mail Scam
Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert about an Internet scam in which consumers receive an e-mail informing them of a tax refund. The bogus e-mail, which claims to come from "tax firstname.lastname@example.org," tells the recipient that he or she is eligible to receive a tax refund for a given amount. It then says that, to access a form for the tax refund, the recipient must use a link contained in the e-mail. The link then asks for the personal and financial information.
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Hat tip to TaxProf Blog for the tip.
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