The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The IRS isn't sending refunds to you by email

Especially not if your refund is $252.

Since it's tax refund time, there's been a lot of IRS phishing going around lately. Whoever is sending it isn't interested in giving you $252, they're interested in your social security number and your banking information. Also, the IRS doesn't use servers in Hong Kong. Stay frosty out there.

It's probably pointless to point these out, since the majority of my readership is probably too savvy to fall for it anyway, but do pass this on to your more gullible friends and relatives.

Oh, and while I'm on the subject, you didn't win any lottery you don't remember entering. There's been a lot of that going on lately too.


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