IRS Scam - not pet sitter specific A list of recent Pet Care specific online scams received through email by PUPS members.
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IRS Scam - not pet sitter specific

by Forum Member » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:24 pm

Normally this topic is reserved for pet sitting specific scams, but because viewers might be new business owners, they might be more apt to think a scam like the following is a result of their new business. So I decided to list it anyways.
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It's also a good example of how these scammers will use special website links to make it look "sort-of" legit, when it is a total scam. The website link below was:
http://ftp.romanogatlandil.com/www.irs. ... cure-form/
Notice it has www.irs.gov IN it, but if that is not the very first section of the URL, then that part is completely meaningless and a fraud

The message:
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From: IRS [mailto:refund@irs.gov]
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 12:13 PM
Subject: Internal Revenue Service - Tax Refund
Importance: High

Good News,

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $97.00.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 2-4 days in order
to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reason. For exemple (invalid
records or applying after the deadline). The good news is that IRS
will make this refund directly to your visa and/or mastercard linked
to your checking/savings account instead a check or a direct deposit.

To access the form for your tax refund, please continue to our secure
form "Tax Refund V-M".

Important: Do not use credit and/or american express or discover cards.
Only cards that are linked to your checking/savings account are accepted.

Regards,

Stephen Bronner
Internal Revenue Service - Tax Refund Specialist

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