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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 07:34 PM
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I got an email from the "IRS" today.
The email told me that I had a refund of $109.30 coming to me. All I needed to do was to supply my Debit Card number, name and SS number...and I'd get $109.30 in a week!

I called the real IRS and told them about it. Apparently, they never, ever, ever, send emails to individuals. I forwarded that email and they were appreciative.

That was my good deed for today. Yay, me.
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 07:49 PM
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1. got the same one the other night.
I looked up the anti-phishing info on the IRS site and sent them a copy.
I don't understand exactly how phishing attempts work but who would try that crap with the IRS?
Since the Monster site was hacked I've been getting a lot of phishing attempts on that email address. Maybe it's related?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 07:52 PM
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2. Send me $109.25, and I'll take care of that for you.
What are friends for?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 07:53 PM
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4. It's on its way.
I knew I could count on you to take care of these kinds of problems.

That is indeed what friends are for. :thumbsup:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 09:21 PM
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6. I'm thinking of a Dionne Warwick song.....
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 07:53 PM
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3. it's scary, that people will actually fall for those schemes...
:hi: Terry!
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 09:20 PM
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5. If you'd rather,you can send that money to me, along with the PIN to your checking acct.
I'll take care of the rest for you. :evilgrin:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 10:26 PM
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7. I got one too, last week
Edited on Tue Sep-04-07 10:26 PM by 1gobluedem
But mine was for $105 something. Why am I not worth the extra $4? :shrug:

Edited for math.
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