Monday, July 28

Cash money

Unexpected but great news in my inbox today!

From: Internal Revenue Service (service@gmail.com)
Subject: You have get a Tax Refund on your Visa or MasterCard
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:05:35 -0700

You have get a Tax Refund on your Visa or MasterCard.
Complete the formular, and get your Tax Refund.

(Your Refund Amount Is $620.50)

http://200.37.48199/www.irs.gov/portal/

All I had to do was provide my credit card info and of course my Social Security number. I should have my refund in just a few days!

UPDATE: A couple of commentators have alleged that this email is a scam. I certainly hope that is not true, because I could sure use the money to help fund the transfer of some inheritance I am owed out of Africa. Nigerian attorneys do not work for free, let me tell you -- even if they do happen to be your cousin 3x removed!

2 comments:

Turd Fergy said...

I just did research on this because I received the exact same email. It is a Phish website used to get your personal information (i.e. your credit card information and your social security number). If I were you, I would look into this. Sorry for bad news. Keep me updated on this.

ccowman@gmail.com

caveman said...

Don't bother looking into it. It's obviously a phishing site.

"You have get a Tax Refund on your Visa or MasterCard.
Complete the formular, and get your Tax Refund."

Note the grammer. "You have get" Also note that it isn't even an irs.gov site. Most of the links link back to the main page and.. here is another gem...

On the Object Not Found page, just click on the tax payer rights link on the left, you should notice a 3 things. One, the email link is to root@localhost, which is apache default. Two, the date is not in English. Three, the timezone listed is PET, which is Peru Time.

This is a very poorly done phishing scam. Essentially, it was done in such an amaturish fashion that anyone who gives a credit card to this retard is begging to be fleeced...