[SATLUG] Interesting phishing email

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 17:50:55 CDT 2008


ah...a new proponent of disinformation!

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Dennis Myhand <dmyhand at suddenlink.net>
wrote:

> 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
> > <http://first.terast.co.jp/mrtg/htdocs/images/redirect.html>*
> >
> >
> > *Note:* For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date
> > and time.
> > Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > 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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