IRS Fake Refund Notices - Actual Example received in email
As noted in this post, scammers are attempting to trick individuals during the tax season to reveal sensitive information so that it can be misused for privacy or fraudulent reasons. Never take action from the IRS, banks, or other agencies simply based on an email message. Always check these out with the source first.
The HTML and other aspects of this email look legitimate and these messages should be deleted as they are fake.
From: "Internal Revenue Service U.S.A" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Important Message From IRS
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $93.60. 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 your tax refund online, please click here (Malicious Numeric IP address in URL Removed)
Internal Revenue Service