I love this person, because he or she is incompetent in the most amusing way. One would hope that such blazing incompetence renders such people inept in their efforts to harm others, though for every con there is probably a gullible enough mark out there…
Subject: 2007 Fiscal Activity – $2839,49 Refund
From: “[email protected]”<service @irs.gov>
To: [my address]
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $2839,49.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 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 your tax refund, please click here
Tax Refund Deparment
Internal Revenue Service
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If you’re going to try to commit fraud, doing so as a fake IRS site is not the smartest thing ever. If you still want to try that, at least get local conventions regarding numbers right.
P.S. The actual URL linked to happened to be a DynDNS address; in other words, the guy was running the site on his own computer somewhere, probably a laptop or desktop he owns, and has, no doubt already been shut down (the server is offline as I type this) and is quite possibly on his way to an indictment. Idiot.