Wednesday, October 31, 2007

latest phishing attempt: Notification - Taxpayer Advocate Service(Tax Refund)

oct 31, 2007

pretty good new phishing mail, almost believable. but you check the link, and it goes to some .ch site, which i suppose is in switzerland. beware of more sophisticated phishing and spamming attempts now, including fake mp3s, pdfs etc.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Internal Revenue Service <>
Date: Nov 1, 2007 10:48 AM
Subject: Notification - Taxpayer Advocate Service(Tax Refund)

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an Internal Revenue Service program that provides an independent system to ensure that tax problems, which have not been resolved through normal channels, are promptly and fairly handled.

After several recalculations of your tax payments since 2005, IRS makes you eligible to receive a refund of 343.56 US Dollars.

Click here to request your refund

NOTE: IRS is checking your information provided directly to your issuing bank so any attempt of forgery or wrong inputs will be pursued and indicted according to [Art. 5 by Const. Amend. 19].

IRS apologies for any inconvenience created.

Best Regards,
Taxpayer Advocate Service.


PowerofWords said...

I just got the exact same e-mail, down to the amount even. What's funny is that it references the nineteenth amendment to the constitution in the e-mail, but that's the amendment that that gave women the right to vote. The Amendment that created the IRS was 16.

karyakarta92 said...

Phishing seems to be getting more sophisticated in India. ROTFL, this is too funny - apparently JNU lunatic
Prafool Bidwai was the victim of one such scam. Hahahhhahhhaaa, that is what I call deployment of "information warfare" for national security purposes. Notwithstanding the legalese, the fellows who phished this prize idiot get my hearty congratulations and best wishes.