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Beware of bogus IRS phishing scam
MADISON, Wis. (3/3/09)--A bogus e-mail that appears to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is making the rounds. It tells recipients they are about to be audited or are due a big refund. The Delaware Credit Union League is alerting its member credit unions about the scam. The e-mail uses the IRS logo at the top, but the message is phony (MSNBC.com via Delaware Credit Union League Risk Alert March 2). The scammers want consumers to click on a link in the e-mail that takes the recipient to the scammers’ website--which looks identical to the IRS site. The bogus site contains a form that asks for Social Security number, birth date, mother’s maiden name, credit card information and an ATM card personal identification number. With this information, scammers could charge items to consumers’ credit cards and drain their bank and credit union accounts. The Social Security numbers could be used to access medical records and financial accounts, and even assume the consumer’s identity. The IRS will never send taxpayers an e-mail if it has to do with their account or private information. An unsolicited e-mail that purports to be from the IRS is bogus. Don’t click on links or open attachments. Delete the e-mail.
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