- Report: #273297
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Complaint Review: Spam (not From) The Internal Revenue Service
Spam (not From) The Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, DC Washington, District of Columbia U.S.A.
Spam (not From) The Internal Revenue Service Phishing Scan that looks like official correspondence. Washington, DC District of Columbia
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The attachment "address code" ended in a .de so I knew right away this was a scam and reported the email as spam. If the "address code" had ended in a .gov, I would have looked at it carefully - but when I dug a little deeper into Google, I found out that the Internal Revenue Service never sends out emails. They always use the US Postal Service for their official correspondence.
The Google articles also said this was a well-known "phishing" scheme to get personal information such as name, address, Social Security number, bank routing information, etc.
I am posting this as a warning for other people to be aware of in the future. I did not fall for the scheme and I hope no one else wiil either and I hope that I may have helped at least one person.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/08/2007 12:16 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Spam-not-From-The-Internal-Revenue-Service/Washington-District-of-Columbia/Spam-not-From-The-Internal-Revenue-Service-Phishing-Scan-that-looks-like-official-corres-273297. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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