Attorney General Warns Of IRS E-mail Scam

The North Carolina Attorney General's Office says fake Internal Revenue Service e-mails are circulating online that promise to help people get their economic stimulus tax refunds quicker.

Attorney General Roy Cooper says the phishing e-mails claim to come from the IRS and ask for personal information. He says people should not fall for the scam and provide bank account or other personal information.

The FBI says the IRS doesn't request taxpayers' personal information by e-mail.


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  • by Candy Location: Jacksonville, NC on May 18, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    This is the email I received, that I wanted to forward as a SCAM to avoid People getting hurt by yet another Scam! Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as part of President Bush program to jumpstart the economy. Our records indicate that you are qualified to receive the 2008 Economic Stimulus Refund. The fastest and easiest way to receive your refund is by direct deposit to your checking/savings account. Please click on the link and fill out the form and submit before May 18th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be processed as soon as possible. Submitting your form on May 18th, 2008 or later means that your refund will be delayed due to the volume of requests we anticipate for the Economic Stimulus Refund. To access Economic Stimulus Refund, please click here. © Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights r
  • by Duh Location: MHC on May 15, 2008 at 01:43 PM
    Common sense would tell you this.
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