Fake IRS Check Warning

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning people about a new email claiming to be from the IRS.

The email claims you'll get your economic stimulus check faster by filling out a form online. The form that you can click to through the email prompts you to fill in your bank account information.

The IRS is not emailing people about their refunds or stimulus checks. Cooper says always beware of emails that ask for your social security number or bank account information.

If you’ve been the victim of a scam, you can contact Attorney General Roy Cooper’s Consumer Protection Division for assistance at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.


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  • by Edel Location: Philippines on Jun 12, 2009 at 09:23 PM
    I received an email from this e-mail add: Jenny..._614627493.6091245.5989@freshoffercenter.com, stating that there's a job offer awaiting for me. I researched about their site and it appears that there are scammers from same email address.
  • by AJ Location: St Petersburg, Fl on Jan 11, 2009 at 07:16 PM
    I just received a spoof email for a stimulus check. Ticket365-24-7-60Newsletter_502573953.36975902.5209@freshoffercenter.com; this is the email address used.
  • by David Location: Manteo on May 27, 2008 at 07:19 AM
    Please dont tell me that there have been people who have fallen for this? Where is the common sense in this world? I feel the only ones who would fall for these types of scams are the desperate uneducated people.
  • by Tammy Location: Pink HIll on May 27, 2008 at 07:10 AM
    Unfortunally the people who are really needing their money will fall for this. what a shame. Thanks WITN for letting us know about this scam.
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