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Monday, March 13, 2006

IRS Notification Spam Email

MSHIFT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm quite certain this will be the next big spam email because it appears to come from an authoritative source and my gmail inbox has become more and more populated with them over the past couple days... another sure sign it's a winner with spammers. While most of the mshift readers may not fall for such an email I wanted to post about it so your parents, grandparents and less-tech-savvy relatives don't fall victim to the scam. Using the IRS in email scams isn't a new thing but it's been a while since it's worked and just like a bad sitcom, it's now getting more air time.

Here is the email so you'll know what it looks like. The IRS doesn't have a direct email address you can send the spam email to so for now you can comment on this post with the sender's information as well as the message they originally sent and if it becomes a larger issue we'll use this post as a resource for everyone else.

One thing to note, the IRS website tells you not to correspond with them directly via email but mandates you use one of their online forms to contact them. However, all of these IRS spam emails tell you to respond to webmaster@irs.gov. This is just another way to tell the email is spam.

The latest irs spam email I received came from rrcs-24-39-159-34.nyc.biz.rr.com (prolly a computer that was hacked and has become a host for the email scam). The ip address was 24.39.159.34
"After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80. 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.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service"
The second one came from 24-158-60-158.static.hckr.nc.charter.com ip addy 24.158.60.158 and was probably another hacked machine.

By Jason Dowdell at 11:02 AM | Comments (52)

(52) Thoughts on IRS Notification Spam Email

I just got one of these this weekend (9/30/07)so it is still alive. What happens if you click "click here"?

Comments by Jim O'Grady : Monday, October 01, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Here is the one I recieved:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $109.30. 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.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

© Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A..

Comments by Graham S. Smith : Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 09:10 AM

I received a similar e-mail today (November 2007) from IP address 194.109.24.30 which I traced it back to Netherlands.

IRS Spam e-mail is still active.

Comments by Venkatesh Seshappa : Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 07:16 PM

Mine said:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined
that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501 (c) (2) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $203.59.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 days in order to IWP
the data received.

If you distribute funds to other organizations, your records must show whether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (12). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (12), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (12) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the manner of
section; and the relationship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service



Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved. RPMVVYZTNBMRBOEMPKPDPTPHFYQMWLNLTYGXHW

Comments by Liz : Thursday, November 08, 2007 at 08:09 PM

Here is what I received:
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined
that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501 (c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $203.59.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 days in order to IWP
the data received.

If you distribute funds to other organizations, your records must show whether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the manner of
section; and the relationship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

From: From Internal Revenue Service Tue Nov 13 11:17:06 2007
Return-Path: <s5nxceo@aw-irs.gov>
Authentication-Results: mta185.mail.re3.yahoo.com from=aw-irs.gov; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 219.93.213.171 (HELO knbmailfw.konnas.com.my) (219.93.213.171)
by mta185.mail.re3.yahoo.com with SMTP; Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:15:51 -0800
Reply-To: s5nxceo@aw-irs.gov
From: Internal Revenue Service<s5nxceo@aw-irs.gov>
Subject: IRS Important Notification - Message ID: ONNBQOEMRO
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:17:06 -0600
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
   charset="Windows-1251"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
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To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Content-Length: 2711

Comments by m : Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 11:42 AM

TO THE PERSON WHO ASKED WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CLICK THE LINK:
The email TELLS you that by going to their website your ISP will be logged. This is how people hack into computers.

I just got one today so this IRS Spam is still alive. They must be getting desperate because my "refund" was for $329.30.

Here are the headers and content of the one I got.
X-Apparently-To: XXXXXXXXXXXX@XXXXXXX.com via 206.190.37.195; Mon, 26 Nov 2007 06:18:48 -0800
X-Originating-IP: [216.230.93.210]
Authentication-Results: mta100.rog.mail.re2.yahoo.com from=irs.gov; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 216.230.93.210 (EHLO www.rockbrookcapital.com) (216.230.93.210)
by mta100.rog.mail.re2.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 26 Nov 2007 06:18:48 -0800
Received: from User ([67.37.18.250]) by www.rockbrookcapital.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);
    Mon, 26 Nov 2007 06:21:29 -0600
Reply-To: <do-not-reply@irs.gov>
From: "Internal Revenue Service"<refund@irs.gov>
Subject: After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $329.30
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 07:21:26 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
   charset="Windows-1251"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 1
X-MSMail-Priority: High
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1081
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1081
Bcc:
Message-ID: <RBSBS01cobfpQOaVj9M000005e1@www.rockbrookcapital.com>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 26 Nov 2007 12:21:29.0486 (UTC) FILETIME=[DF6492E0:01C83026]

----- Original Message -----
From: "Internal Revenue Service" <refund@irs.gov>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 7:21 AM
Subject: After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $329.30


>> Notification of Tax Refund on your VISA or MasterCard Now,
>
>
>
>> After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $329.30.
>
>
>>A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
>
> Fox example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
>
>> Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
>
>> To access the form for your tax refund please copy/paste the link below in your browser (or click the link below)
>
>
> http://mediakraft.com.ua:443/IRS.gov/refunds.php
>
>> Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
> Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Internal Revenue Service
>
> © Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.

Comments by Amber : Monday, November 26, 2007 at 09:55 AM

I received this one Nov. 18, 2007 similiar to the others but I didn't click to see where it took me.

From: "Internal Revenue Service" <712560839@irs.gov> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Important Notification

Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 11:00:11 -0500


After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined
that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501 (c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $203.59.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 days in order to IWP
the data received.

If you distribute funds to other organizations, your records must show whether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the manner of
section; and the relationship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved. SXOVMQBMXNHZIXEGJMWMBBQGPHTUREPBPXKFXY =

Comments by Maria : Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10:10 PM

I received mine on Dec. 3rd. I'm surprised the IRS doesn't have a website where you can report spam. here's mine:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $109.30. 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.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by Paul : Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 07:41 AM

I receive an email on December 4, 2007
regarding tax refund of $329.30.
I was a little concern, because I do not pay my taxes with a Visa or Mastercard.
I'm hoping someone does something about this, I know I pay my large amount of taxes.

Comments by deborah : Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 04:09 PM

OK - I clicked on the "click here" but received a "page not available" message.

Am I OK?

Comments by RL : Monday, December 10, 2007 at 11:21 AM

Received Jan 7, 2008

> Notification of Tax Refund on your VISA or MasterCard Now,



> After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $319.30.


>A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

Fox example submitting invalid records or applying after the
deadline.

> Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your
patience.

> To access the form for your tax refund please copy/paste the link
below in your browser (or click the link below)


http://host217-46-189-57.in-addr.btopenworld.com:443/IRS.gov/refunds.php

> Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date
and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.

Regards,

Internal Revenue Service

© Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.

YCRYQVBWLYYNTLKSPPENQTKWSWYOWCQXGYIPVE

Comments by Frank : Friday, January 11, 2008 at 01:35 PM

Dear Applicant:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value can be calculated online.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to IWP the data received.

? If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org. is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

? If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the calculator for your tax refund, here iswhat I got.
please click here

This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
Sincerely Yours,

Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by Don : Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 06:35 AM

Below is the e-mail I received and although I knew it was spam,it thru me for a loop on the non-profit status because I contribute to one....crazy!

Dear applicant,

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $ 182.50. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to IWP the data received. Previous Notification have been sent to the Billing Contact assigned to this account.

? If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

? If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors, trustees, members, or major contributors.



To access the form your tax refund please click here


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service, a bureau of Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Note:
? If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because
of the restrictions implemented by your ISP
? For security reasons, we will record your ip address, the date and time.
? Deliberate wrong imputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Comments by AJ : Friday, February 01, 2008 at 12:57 AM

US Internal Revenue Service
From:   Department of the Treasury (service@usa.gov)
   You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
Sent:   Wed 3/12/08 7:55 PM
Reply-to:   donoreply@refund.net
To:    


After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by Kayla : Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 09:47 PM

i received the subject e-mail today. i thought it odd that irs would refer to my account as "latest fiscal activity" and would not use appropriate taxpayer ID Protocol, so i found your info and really appreciate the confirmation of SPAM. THX

Comments by terry8640@msn.com : Monday, March 24, 2008 at 05:25 PM

Yep, still active!
The following is the one I received from "refund@irs.gov":

Dear Applicant:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $182.50.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.


? If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

? If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service



Note:
? If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because
of the restrictions implemented by your ISP
? For security reasons, we will record your ip address, the date and time.
? Deliberate wrong imputs are criminally pursued and indicted

Comments by r : Friday, April 18, 2008 at 06:00 PM

I just recieved this one last week. Looks like its still alive.

[quote]Dear Applicant:


After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined
that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $99.23.
Please submit the tax
refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to IWP the data received.
If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show
wether they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient
org. is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds
will be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories
showing the recipient’s name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers,
directors, trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please
http://irs.gov/Tax/Service/refunds.html


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely Yours,
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Note:
If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your ISP
For security reasons, we will record your ip address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong imputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

© Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service
U.S.A. [/quote]

Comments by Don Conklin : Monday, April 28, 2008 at 08:30 AM

It looks so official with a logo and a copy write, but after doing some research, I found that there are many letters posted on the internet

My letter went as follows:

Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as
part of President Bush program to jumpstart the economy.

Our records indicate that you are qualified to receive the
2008 Economic Stimulus Refund.

The fastest and easiest way to receive your refund is by
direct deposit to your checking/savings account.

Please click on the link and fill out the form and submit
before May 01th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be
processed as soon as possible.

Submitting your form on May 01th, 2008 or later means that
your refund will be delayed due to the volume of requests we
anticipate for the Economic Stimulus Refund.

To access Economic Stimulus Refund, please click here.

Comments by Becky Brunwick : Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Mine came with a very convincing signature. However,while re-reading the email, I noticed some typo errors that were unprofessional for the IRS. Take a look:
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by This is Crazy : Monday, May 05, 2008 at 02:51 PM

On Mon, 5/5/08, Internal Revenue Service <service@usa.gov> wrote:

From: Internal Revenue Service <service@usa.gov>
Subject: Notice From Department of the Treasury
To:
Date: Monday, May 5, 2008, 12:55 PM


After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by Fekkak mamdouh : Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 10:13 AM

here's what i just recieved, its really hard to believe that some people really fall for these types of scams, i mean misspelling and all!



After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely Yours,
John Stewart
John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by linda s : Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 05:16 PM

Here is the msg I got today from the "IRS".

First, the SOURCE:

Received: from imta19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net ([76.96.62.15])
by alnrmxc11.comcast.net (alnrmxc11) with ESMTP
id <20080509133539a11005r5nle>; Fri, 9 May 2008 13:35:40 +0000
X-Originating-IP: [76.96.62.15]
Received: from outbound.vnet-inc.com ([216.146.104.103])
   by IMTA19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net with comcast
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X-CAA-SPAM: 120
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Received: from User ([217.41.90.145]) by biggerstaffmt.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.1830);
    Fri, 9 May 2008 07:35:37 -0600
Reply-To: <lol14agu@usa.com>
From: "Department of The Treasury"<service3256@usa.com>
Subject: Notice From Department of The Treasury
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 14:39:44 +0100
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To: undisclosed-recipients:;

</p><p style="font-size: 14px;">
            <font face="Arial"> After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity<br> we have determined
</font><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial">that you are eligible to receive<br> a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the<br> Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is <b>$189.60.</b>
            <br> Please submit </font><font face="Arial">the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days<br> in order to IWP the data received.<br>If u don't receive your refund within 9 business<br> days from the original IRS mailing date shown,<br> you can start a refund trace online.
         
         </font></p>

<p style="font-size: 11px;">
<font face="Arial">If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether<br> they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.<br> is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will<br> be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.<br><br>If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing<br> the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of<br> section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,<br> trustees, members, or major contributors.
            
</font></p><p style="font-size: 12px;">

<font face="Arial"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial">To access the form for your tax refund, please
</font><a href="http://www.aol.com/redir.adp?_url=http://dvd.vovkin.com/refund/index.html">
<b>click here</b></a><b></b></font></p><font face="Arial"><br><font style="font-size: 12px;" face="Arial">This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,<br> a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
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Now, the original:
From:"Department of The Treasury"<service3256@usa.com>
[Add to Address Book]

To:undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject:Notice From Department of The Treasury
Date:Friday, May 09, 2008 9:35:40 AM
[View Source]

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by C. L. Spivey : Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 05:30 PM

I pretty much figured it was a scam, but just to make sure, I did a web search and this site popped up. Thanks for that. Anyway, here's what I recieved in my mail today--and seriously, couldn't they have gotten the spelling right at least? :

--" After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service "

Comments by andy : Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Here's one I just received (May 2008) -

Dear Applicant:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $252.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to IWP the data received.


? If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org. is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

? If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely Yours,
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note:
? If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your ISP
? For security reasons, we will record your ip address, the date and time.
? Deliberate wrong imputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

© Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.




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Comments by Tiger : Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:54 PM

I received one today for $63.80 from 207.115.36.79. I send all my spam to coldrain.net. They have cut the spam I receive drastically.

Comments by Char : Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 10:34 PM

I received this one today. Dear Applicant:


After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Tax refund value is $295.70.Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order
to IWP the data received.

-If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether they are exempt under
section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org. is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you
must have evidence the funds will be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

-If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing the recipient&apos;s name and
address; the purpose of the award; the maner of section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of
your officers, directors,trustees, members, or major contributors.


To access the form for your tax refund, please click here :

http://www.IRS.gov/Tax_Refund.html
This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.


Note:
-If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your ISP
- For security reasons, we will record your ip address, the date and time.
-Deliberate wrong imputs are criminally pursued and indicted.



?Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.


Tax ID :

Comments by Mark : Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 02:39 PM

I need to now how recibe my refund by 869. of d the lash years
t. Jaime

Comments by jaime l matus : Sunday, February 01, 2009 at 01:25 PM

i got one and it is still active spam

Comments by erich : Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 01:41 PM

here is what i got
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by m harrison : Monday, February 09, 2009 at 08:00 AM

received same as above today

Comments by jsumner : Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 03:19 PM

I just recieved the same as above

Comments by Vickers : Friday, March 27, 2009 at 01:47 PM

I just received this today. What *does* happen if you click on it?
I never read any resonse to that.

Thanks!

Comments by Carole : Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 08:19 AM

I recv&apos;d this today!

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don&apos;t receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient&apos;s name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by Mike : Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 04:37 PM

You know you can forward these to the FBI!! I send all my email fraud mail straight to them! You can find out the email by going to the FBI website and looking in the fraud section!

Comments by Tina : Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 05:34 PM

I received the following fraud/scam Email at my civilian use Yahoo! Email account:

IRS Notification - Tax refund
Monday, June 22, 2009 10:50 AM
From service@.irs.gov Mon Jun 22 13:50:08 2009
Return-Path: <irs@gmx.net>
Authentication-Results: mta123.mail.re1.yahoo.com from=gmx.net; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=gmx.net; dkim=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 72.32.70.70 (EHLO 161418-web1.austinkayak.com) (72.32.70.70) by mta123.mail.re1.yahoo.com with SMTP; Tue, 23 Jun 2009 01:46:07 -0700
Received: from User (static-71-169-235-30.dllstx.dsl-w.verizon.net [71.169.235.30]) by 161418-web1.austinkayak.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 409212838640; Mon, 22 Jun 2009 15:50:07 -0500 (CDT)
Reply-To: <service@irs.gov>
From: "service@.irs.gov"<IRS@gmx.net>
Add sender to Contacts
Subject: IRS Notification - Tax refund
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 15:50:08 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_009A_01C2A9A6.5FAC0F14"
Message-Id: <20090622205007.409212838640@161418-web1.austinkayak.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Content-Length: 1394
Message contains attachments Refund-Formular.htm (213b)


--- On Mon, 6/22/09, service@.irs.gov <IRS@gmx.net> wrote:


From: service@.irs.gov <IRS@gmx.net>
Subject: IRS Notification - Tax refund
To:
Date: Monday, June 22, 2009, 10:50 AM


After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $480.23.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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.

Please submit the form attached to your email in order to finish your tax refund


Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service



Copyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.



If you notice, I have included the FULL HEADERS of the email. From this you can see the actual email address used to send this, its path of delivery etc. Alo you can read that the sender address was sent a confirmation via Yahoo!. This went UNVERIFIED due to an unresponsive (phony) internet service provider.

I forward these to the FBI,IRS, Homeland Security, all my Reps in D.C. and to, for my situation: JAG. (Judge Advocate Generals)

Great idea of keeping a log of the various addresses used to send these scam emails. Personally; I devote a small (512MB) thumb drive for storing these scams that are sent in the name of ANY United States Federal Agency.

These identity theft scams made upon American Citizens, by way of posing as ANY Federal (some state) Agency; may very well violate portions of the Homeland Security Act. Also by the nature of their construction and intent; constitute Terrorism against America and her citizenry.

Be careful, stay alert, be aware of your surroundings at all times - stay alive.

Regards,
Gunner

Comments by Gunner : Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 11:46 AM

This is my first irs spam.
reply-tono-reply@irs.taxrefund.gov
to
dateFri, Jul 10, 2009 at 11:07 AM
subjectTax Refund Number 2009IRS281871299X/162

hide details 11:07 AM (32 minutes ago) Reply

ATTN: Dear Applicant,
2009 - Recalculation Tax Refund

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $284.23

Your TRN (TAX REFUND NUMBER): 2 7 9 0 2 1 6 8 1 5, please fill the payment form attached in the email.
Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 business days in order to process it.

Note: For security reasons, we recommend that you close your browser after you have finished accessing your refund status.
- For security reasons, we will record your ip-address and date.
- Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Best Regards,
George Hoffman
Tax Credits Office Agent
tax-credits@irs.gov
Telephone Assistance for Individuals:
Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040

Comments by vasallese : Friday, July 10, 2009 at 11:42 AM

I have just received this scam email;
Dear Applicant:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 178.25 GBP Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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.

Please submit the form attached to your email in order to complete your tax refund


Best Regards,
HM Revenue & Customs

--------------------------------------------------------------
© Copyright 2009, HM Revenue & Customs UK All rights reserved.
TAX REFUND ID: A29R119

Comments by mclbar : Friday, August 28, 2009 at 02:54 PM

Sample of e-mail hoax sent on 09.04.2009

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $648.50.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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.

Please submit the form attached to your email in order to finish your tax refund


Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service



Copyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Comments by Cara Indianapolis : Friday, September 04, 2009 at 06:03 PM

From: Internal Revenue Service [mailto:no-reply@irs.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 6:18 AM

Subject: Notice of Underreported Income

Taxpayer ID: info-00000174073547US
Tax Type: INCOME TAX
Issue: Unreported/Underreported Income (Fraud Application)
Please review your tax statement on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website (click on the link below):
review tax statement for taxpayer id: info-00000174073547US
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by PAX : Wednesday, September 09, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Just got this one.. 09-21-09

Following an upgrade of our computer systems and review of our records we have investigated your payments and latest tax returns over the last seven years our calculations show you have made over payments of $578.25
Due to the high volume of refunds due you must complete the on line application, the telephone help line is unable to assist with this application. in oder we can process your refund you will need to complete the attatched application form your refund may take up to 6 weeks to process please make sure you complete the form correctly.
As we are upgrading our records we require the completed form showing your full current details by 09.24.2009

Please submit the form attached to your email to confirm the refund.


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

Comments by Mikey : Monday, September 21, 2009 at 08:23 PM

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $321.45.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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.

Please submit the form attached to your email in order to finish your tax refund


Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service



Copyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.

No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.112/2392 - Release Date: 09/24/09 05:52:00

Comments by Niki : Monday, September 28, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Well, it's now up to $604.11.
LOL

Comments by Kitty : Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 07:56 PM

I just received this email and I thought I&apos;d check it out on the web and Ifound this thread so... here&apos;s the email I received:

"After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $537.50.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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.

Please submit the form attached to your email in order to finish your tax refund


Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service



Copyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved."

The date of that one is:

Wednesday 18th November 2009

Comments by Reoghain Vanston : Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 08:59 PM

Just got .....

"After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive 229.15$ tax refund under section 501(c) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please submit the Tax Refund Request Form and allow us 3-9 days to process it.

Yours faithfully,
Sarah Hall Ingram, Commissioner


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.

Comments by Curt D : Monday, November 30, 2009 at 04:04 PM

this is what I received:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive 873.75$ tax refund under section 501(c) (20) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please submit the Tax Refund Request Form and allow us 3-9 days to process it.

Yours faithfully,
Sarah Hall Ingram, Commissioner

Comments by Dinny : Tuesday, December 08, 2009 at 09:20 PM

i received an email stating that in had a refund of $650.50 coming and to click here which i did but when i saw that they wanted my bank information and debit card info i got off. can they do anything by me just clicking on

Comments by mary moulton : Friday, December 18, 2009 at 01:51 PM

Here is another one that is going around:


Dear Applicant:

Following an upgrade of our computer systems and review of our records we have investigated your payments and latest tax returns over the past years, our calculations show you have made over payments of 401.25$
Due to the high volume of refunds you must complete the online application, the telephone help line is unable to assist with this application.
In order to process your refund you will need to complete the attached application form.
Your refund may take up to 6 weeks to process please make sure you complete the form correctly.
As we are upgrading our records we require the completed form showing your full current details before 31 December 2009

Please submit the form attached to confirm the refund.

Note: If you are using Internet Explorer please allow ActiveX for scripts to perform all data transfers securely .

S. M.Roberts
Senior Manager
Internal Revenue Service

--------------------------------------------------------------
© Copyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service US All rights reserved.
TAX REFUND ID: A29R119

Comments by Jennifer : Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 07:53 AM

Dear Applicant:

Following an upgrade of our computer systems and review of our records we have investigated your payments and latest tax returns over the past years, our calculations show you have made over payments of 401.25$
Due to the high volume of refunds you must complete the online application, the telephone help line is unable to assist with this application.
In order to process your refund you will need to complete the attached application form.
Your refund may take up to 6 weeks to process please make sure you complete the form correctly.
As we are upgrading our records we require the completed form showing your full current details as soon as possible

Please submit the form attached to confirm the refund.

Note: If you are using Internet Explorer please allow ActiveX for scripts to perform all data transfers securely .
HERE&apos;S ONE I RECEIVED:
S. M.Roberts
Senior Manager
Internal Revenue Service

--------------------------------------------------------------
?Copyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service US All rights reserved.
TAX REFUND ID: A29R119

Comments by LON : Friday, January 08, 2010 at 09:32 AM

On Sat/ March 20, 2010 7:14:57pm
TO: account-id1231394@irs.gov
I got the following:

We are pleased to inform you that upon receipt of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $620.50 under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to process it.

To get your refund, please access the IRS e-file form.

IRS e-file form
........................
Note: for security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time. deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Note: Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.

David Morgan
Director, Tax Refunds Department

Comments by Josephyne Fisher : Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11:43 PM

They&apos;re still up and running, just got this 1:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $325.33.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 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.

To access the form for your tax refund, please download and fill in the
form attached to this letter.


Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.


Regards,
Internal Revenue Service



Copyright 2010, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Comments by IRS Email Spam Watcher : Monday, August 02, 2010 at 08:33 AM

Things are so rough for me, my IRS spam notification told me I OWED money.

No respect, I tell ya. . .

Comments by Jack : Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Here is one I received a little different than the others. there is a zip fle that has an EXE file..I didn&apos;t open it...but probably not good.


We recived your tax return. However, we are unable to process the return as field.


Our records indicate that the person identifiedas the primary taxpayer or spouse on the tax return did not provided all the required documents shown on the tax form. Our records are based on information received from the Social Security Administration.

Based on this information, the tax account for the individual has been locked

Comments by Paul : Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 02:27 AM

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