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WASHINGTON - The federal agency charged with protecting consumers from Internet scams now finds itself wrapped up in one.
Identity thieves have sent thousands of bogus e-mails purporting to be from the Federal Trade Commission — as well as the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department — in an attempt to trick consumers into divulging personal financial information.
Originally posted by agent violet
they should know that the government deals in the regular good ol' United States Postal Service. I mean how hard is it to know that? Its not like this is the first ever email type scam, there have been lots(!) you think people would know by now.
This is Francis V. from the Refund Operations Department at Internal Revenue Service (United States Department of the Treasury).
After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $103.82.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 2-4 days in order to process it.
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reason. For exemple (invalid records or applying after the deadline). The good news is that Internal Revenue Service will make this refund directly to your visa and/or mastercard linked to your checking/savings account instead a check or a direct deposit.
To access the form for your tax refund, please continue to our secure server
form at: https: //sa1.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetrefund.jsp Important: Do not use credit and/or american express or discover cards. Only cards that are linked to your checking/savings account are accepted.
Internal Revenue Service - Tax Refund Specialist