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Journal dexterpexter's Journal: Hahahaha! Internal Revenue Service Phishing 3

Apparently even the IRS couldn't resist the lure of a free gmail account. My question is: who gave the IRS an Invite? And who granted the IRS copyright protection? One of the more clever phishing scams, so I thought I would share. I think that this phisher would do better waiting until after April to throw this out there. :)

from Internal Revenue Service (tax-refund@gmail.com)
to
date Jan 29, 2008 6:40 PM
subject Notification of Tax Refund

                                            Notification of Tax Refund on your VISA or MasterCard Now

  Dear Citizen:

  After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
  we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $203.59.
  Please submit the tax refund request and allowus 6-9 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 :

  ((LINK REMOVED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS))

  > 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

                                                    *************************************************
                                          © Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.
                                                    *************************************************

At least the "Internal Revenue Service" (U.S.A, in case you were confused) signed their regards. Polite!

Edit: Added the gmail address back in, as it was eaten in HTML.

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Hahahaha! Internal Revenue Service Phishing

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