How do I know this is a scam?
1) The IRS does not care enough to send me, you or Jesus Christ himself a personalized email about a tax refund.
2) The IRS seal in this scam email is linked from Wikipedia *indicating that whoever made this is a hilariously stupid scammer*
3) Found this link in the email’s “Click here”: http://www.terast.co.jp
I hope the U.S. IRS is tracking this idiot.
date Feb 17, 2008 4:56 PM
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After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $480.23.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to
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.
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