[SATLUG] Interesting phishing email
dmyhand at suddenlink.net
Wed Apr 16 16:52:22 CDT 2008
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I always view my email in text mode. I received the following:
> After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
> determined that
> you are eligible to receive a tax refund of *$620.50*.
> 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
> Now I ask you, would the IRS use a system on Japan?
> I laughed when I saw this, but I thought I'd share.
> Actually, this type of thing is extremely easy to detect. If we could
> just get some law enforcement to go after people who do this, the
> problem would be reduced a lot.
> -- Bruce
This has been out and around for about a month. I have received four so
far. Two from Korea, one from India, and one from Pakistan. I filled
out info on the two from Korea and the one from Pakistan. I hope they
try to sell an "identity" with that SSN and the name I put with it. I
think they will be found out fast if they do.
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