Thread: IRS Letter, Spam/Malware ?
July 7th, 2011, 04:31 PM #1
IRS Letter, Spam/Malware ?
As far as I know, I've never given the Infernal Revenue Service my email, however I've been known to forget, remember my bday is February 16, 1916
Anyway, I got two emails that found their way into my "Spam" box from the "IRS"
The link firstname.lastname@example.org
July 7th, 2011, 04:35 PM #2
It's a scam.
IRS: Donâ€™t open that attachment or click on that link | Business First
“The IRS does not send out unsolicited emails to taxpayers, nor will the IRS ask for detailed personal and financial information in an email,” an agency news release said. “The IRS will never ask for the PIN numbers, passwords or similar secret access information regarding a taxpayer’s credit card, bank or other financial account, and the IRS does not discuss tax account matters with taxpayers by email.”The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it. -Mary Catherine Bateson-
July 7th, 2011, 09:37 PM #3
Yup, figured that, I never open odd mail, especially with "attachments" like this one.
What made me wonder, when I right clicked the mail and copied the "from" address, it showed a IRS.gov website, can just anyone fake a .gov return address ?
July 8th, 2011, 02:02 AM #4
Yes. The internet is full of lawlessness.
Except for me. I need your help getting 5 million in gold bars out of a safety deposit box in New York. If you will send me a $ 1000 for air fair from Kenya, I'll meet you there and we can split it!
Hurry!Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
July 8th, 2011, 02:22 AM #5
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