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Phishing Alert: IRS Refund Scam
February 28, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a consumer alert regarding a "tax refund"
phishing scam. The email appears to come from the IRS and promises the refund
IF the consumer clicks the link and completes the form. The form requests
personal information, such as Social Security number and credit card information.
Another similar scam claims that the taxpayer is being audited.
The IRS does not ask for personal identifying or financial information in unsolicited
emails. If you receive an unsolicited email purporting to be from the IRS, do
not open any attachments, in case they contain malicious code that will infect your
computer. Simply delete the email.
If you have questions, please contact us.
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