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IRS e-mail

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by melock, May 14, 2008.

  1. melock

    melock Active Member

    I got this from the IRS yesterday, stating that they owe me some cash. Of course I want the cash, but this just seems too good to be true. Anybody else get one of these?


    Tax Notification

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    United States Department of the Treasury

    After the last annual calculations of your fiscal
    activity we have determined that you are eligible
    to receive a tax refund of $184.80.

    Please submit the tax refund request and allow us
    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.
     
  2. Question: Have you ever given the IRS your email address?

    Even so, I would guess it's a fraud. I don't know that the IRS does much correspondence with email. They're pretty reliant on snail mail. If you really think it's your money, I would call.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The IRS sends mail, not email.
     
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Make sure you give them the credit card number when they ask for it to verify that you are really you. That's the giveaway that it is legit. You have to give up your credit card to get your money.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That's a scam. They probably will ask for your bank number to direct deposit that baby, methinks.
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Be sure to give that up, too.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    And the routing number.
     
  8. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    They'll likely ask to verify you with your social security number too. It's OK to do that.
     
  9. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    In fact ... why don't you post all that here?

    And what's your mother's maiden name?
     
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Actually, I work for the IRS in the e-mail notification department. If you e-mail you information to that address, it'll take days for me to get it and process your payment. But if you IM me with it, I can get your money in 24 hours.
     
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Don't forget the little three-letter code while we're at it.
     
  12. melock

    melock Active Member

    Yeah, they want a credit card or debit card number. That's where the money would go. I may or may not have put my e-mail address on a tax form that I returned this year. Don't really recall.
     
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