2006/07/11

PLEASE CONTACT - RE: IRS REFUND

Expected soon at the Blognonypad:
    From: oabudji@irs.msn.com
    Subject: IRS Refund
    Date: November 9, 2006 11:26:43 AM PDT

    DEAR SIR,

    MY NAME IS OKON ABUDJI, AND I AM DIRECTOR OF IRS SPECIAL REFUNDS DEPARTMENT. YOUR TAX RETURNS FOR YEARS 1995-96 SHOW A HUGE REFUND THAT WE WISH TO FORWARD TO YOUR ACCOUNT THROUGH A 100% SAFE TRANSACTION. PLEASE KEEP THIS COMMUNICATION IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE AS THE NATURE IS BEING UTTERLY CONFIDENTIAL AND 'TOP SECRET'.

    TO CLAIM YOUR REFUND OF $1,000,000 (ONE MILLION US DOLLARS) YOU MUST TEL/FAX - 234-1-7740449 OR EMAIL OABUDJI@IRS.MSN.COM WITH NAME, SSN, SPOUSE'S NAME, BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER FOR FUNDS DEPOSIT, AND MAJOR CREDIT-CARD NUMBER FOR VERIFYING. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FAILURE TO RESPOND WILL CAUSE FUNDS TO BE RETURNED TO GOVERNMENT.

    BEST REGARDS,

    OKON ABUDJI (DIR)
Anyone else think that having the IRS use email and the Internet as a primary way of contacting taxpayers about their returns is a good idea?

16 Comments:

Thanks for the laugh.
There are just some things that should be left to the USPS to handle and this is one of them.
Excellent post. Hahaha. But this is 100 percent safe!
Thanks Debra, CE. Just wanted to mention that, if you saw the earlier version of this post, I made this up in anticipation of scams to come.

Kathy...damn straight! I see anything that even remotely looks like the IRS, I'm going to delete it until the day I can get verifiable digital signatures on the email address.
Chutzpah...and the trouble is, there are enough suckers out there to validate this fraud.
I love funny spam (1, 2)!
WS, Romunov..."Chutzpah" indeed. I'm constantly amazed that people still fall for these type of scams, and the statistics are astounding. Millions of $$ fleeced from people each year. And Romunov, I get spam like that second one of your all the time. Always a hoot.
By this time tommorrow I will have been the beneficiary of 629 million dollars via my unknown friends all over Asia! Africa! And more! I have yet to give them my bank info but have had a few email conversations with the rat-bastards!

Peace.
IRS, huh? I'm getting fake Pay Pal e-mails and lots of opportunities to increase the size of a pendage I have yet to notice on my body. This IRS one takes the prize.
good god..you know there are folks that will buy into it, not noticing the email addy as windy pointed out.
My bank actually warned me that someone was phishing and that if I got a letter from them not to send them my account number.

Now, how stupid do you have to be to send your bank account number to your bank? I was laughing at the guy.
from 1995-95 ...?

man and all you have to do is send them that tiny bit of info? like wow! you are soooo lucky!
TPM, wow! That's outstanding. How can I get in on some of that action.

Mary, that PayPal thing is a scam, but this IRS thing is real.

PragueT, Dusty...one born every minute.

Callooh, whoops sorry 'bout that should have been '96'. :-)
Thank goodness we have you to keep us on the straight and narrow from these scams of spam. I've had people ask me if I thought a particular (thing) was a good idea...and I always respond...you don't get something for nothing. Yes...I am wise. Heh!
Dude, are you still gonna blog when you're a millionaire?
SA, I'm gonna keep blogging even if I become the next Bill Gates. Even gazillionaires need validation.

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