IRS Tax Refund Scam Email

Seems a little early to be discussing tax season. As a small business owner I dread tax time unlike you employees who actually get tax refunds back! Damn you. lol. In any event, I checked my spam folder today and found an email stating that I had a huge tax refund of $134.80! Watch Out Now, "I'm Baaaaaalling!" with that type of money! Not! (No disrespect to those who would get really excited about that amount of money.) In any event this tax refund email is another big scam, fraud, ripoff or what have you. So watch out. It was easy to spot because I was blind copied along with tons of other people. Furthermore I'm pretty certain Uncle Sam isn't just going to send a mass email about a refund.
The url listed in the email doesn't go to the official IRS website and this was another dead give away. And finally it's freaking October, shouldn't you spammers be sending this email out around April? Jeez!

In any event, I'm going to list the email below in it's entirety so you know what to look for and avoid. Chances are there will be some type of variations of it so be on the look out. I'm not responsible if you decide to ignore my warning and provide the information these scammers are asking for. So you've been warned:

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Email Subject: Tax Notification

Tax Notification

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
United States Department of the Treasury
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After the last annual calculations of your fiscal
activity we have determined that you are eligible
to receive a tax refund of $134.80.

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 the form for your tax refund,…

(Here's the url that was linked to in the email

for your reference, but it should be avoided.

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    www.tcum.org/staff/email/inc/irs/index.html)
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    Regards,
    Internal Revenue Service

    Document Reference: (92054568).

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    Okay you've been warned! If you want to learn more about Tax Scams read, visit the following page:

    Tax Scams – How to Recognize and Avoid Them

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    anon - November 2, 2007 Reply

    Email is sent by someone (student or staff) at Palm Beach Community College (irs@mx1.pbcc.edu)

    The IP is in Hawaii (72.253.13.67)

    And the TCUM.org site is in Burmingham,Alabama.

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