Something Smells Phishy

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I just received two emails from "the IRS" that appears official with an IRS logo stating:Moreof1_2

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $134.80.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

This is a scam.  With tax time approaching, scummy people are hoping that you and others will fall for their nasty trap.  The IRS will not contact you via email.  If you receive this email, please forward it to phishing@irs.gov.

I also receive phishy emails appearing to be ebay, various banks…you get it.  Always verify directly with your bank and not to the email that is being sent to you.  Be sure to forward these messages to the appropriate company’s internet security department so these criminals can be tracked down and stopped.

The IRS has more information about phishing scams here.

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  1. Hi Rhonda,

    I received the same one today.

    Needless to say, I did not go phishing!

  2. Yeah; I once got a call from Chase. It was actually chase, but they didn’t want to let me off.
    I called the police with a three way call, and kept the woman on the line.

    I had a (legit) 2800 check against my account. They wanted information from me first, and I thought “For sure scam.”

  3. We’re getting automated calls with the person saying they’re from our credit card companies, when I ask which one, they rattle off a few major vendors. They’re offering to reduce our rate…it stinks. No way am I going to give them my info.

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