Suspicious about IRS e-mail? You should be!

IRS SCAM I received an e-mail today – supposedly from the U. S. Department of the Treasury – regarding a tax refund. I opened it right away since I have yet to receive the first and only tax refund I’ve ever qualified for! I check the mail each day and I’m beginning to feel like a jilted lover.

I filed on March 28, and I’m getting pretty ticked. I pay my taxes on time, and the Infernal Revenue Service should do the same!

Here’s a copy of the e-mail from my in-box:

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Tax Notification

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
United States Department of the Treasury

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible
to receive a tax refund of $184.80.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 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 the form for your tax refund, click here.

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

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I did not pass go, or “click here.” I immediately called my CPA who said the IRS NEVER communicates via e-mail. She said it is a scam designed to obtain private information on tax payers… I guess to steal identities or hijack our refunds.

Be aware that these notices are being sent out. My CPA recommended that you not even open up the e-mail.

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