Thursday, October 25, 2007

Gone Phishing

A very official looking email message from IRS, with the above logo, landed in my mail box. It read:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $89.46.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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, please click here

Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.

Internal Revenue Service

© Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.


Were it not for grammatical and syntax errors in the message--the most laughable being "criminally pursued and indicated"--I would have fallen for it.

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