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Bogus e-mails promise refunding

Date: December 31, 2006
Source: nydailynews.com


E-mails promising a refund from the Internal Revenue Service are as bogus as a three dollar bill, the taxman warns.

In the latest Internet scam, authentic-looking e-mails are being sent from an address marked "admin@irs.gov", complete with the tax agency's logo.

The e-mail contains a link to a site that asks potential victims for a credit card number and driver's license identification.

"The Internal Revenue Service has issued several recent consumer warnings on the fraudulent use of the IRS name or logo by scammers trying to gain access to consumers' financial information in order to steal their identity and assets," the agency said in a statement.
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