[SATLUG] Interesting phishing email

John Chalinder argiod at bresnan.net
Thu Apr 17 16:24:05 CDT 2008

If it weren't such a problem, it would almost be laughable the crap these rip 
off artists perpetrate upon the public. I almost wish I had super hacker 
knowledge so I could trace these idiots down, wipe thier hard drives and fry 
their motherboards. Ah, the drawbacks of staying honest and legal...

On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:06:24 -0500
  Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> 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 
> 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
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