Tax Season is IRS scam season

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // 


March 15  

A new “IRS” scam…

First – the IRS knows your name! You are not “user.”
And if you were due a refund of over $9,ooo – duh! you’d know.
And lastly – don’t you think the IRS knows how to correctly spell it’s own name?

Aside from all the above, the IRS does not send email – it just sends you the refund if it is due you or a “polite note” if you owe them!

I left the links clickable – if you look at the click here link – it asks for your credit card info..another thing the IRS will NEVER do-

The IRS does not need your credit card info to procees a refund!

These above are also good reasons why it’s safer to e-file and have your refunds done as an automatic deposit. Then you know for sure what is a scam…

BEWARE – tax season is a good time to SCAM

Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:15 PM
Subject: Your Tax refund Notification…

Dear User,

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $9,390.00. Please submit the tax refund request in reply to our e-mail and allow us 2-3 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. Click here

Internal Revenue Service

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About the Author

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.