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IRS Notification in my junk mail? this is a joke...?
#1
I got an email in the Junk section of one of my email account that I only use for like chat websites or YouTube, gameinformer stuff like that and the email is saying my tax return isn't filled out so it'll be locked, and I need to pay my credit card debt thing? I don't have a credit card or a debit, i don't think I've ever gotten a tax return cause I've had only 1 job for like, 2 months. Wtf type of spam is this?
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#2
The IRS does not use email and would not have your email account. It is a scam.
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#3
absolutely, IRS does not email anyone like that,
entirely junk
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#4
Actually, it is either a scam, a virus, or something else like that. It is not a simple joke or spam. It is either any attempt to infect computers or an attempt to steal identities.
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#5
Scam! IRS DOES NOT SEND E-MAILS


What is phishing?
Phishing is a scam typically carried out by unsolicited e-mail and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information.

All unsolicited e-mail claiming to be from either the IRS or any other IRS-related components such as EFTPS, should be reported to phishing@irs.gov.
What to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication
If /Then
You receive an e-mail claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information … Do not reply.
Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.
Do not click on any links.
If you clicked on links in a suspicious e-mail or phishing website and entered confidential information, visit our identity protection page.
Forward the e-mail as-is, to us at phishing@irs.gov.
After you forward the e-mail and/or header information to us, delete the original e-mail message you received.






Good luck
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#6
The IRS never sends out notices by e-mail. EVER! End of discussion!

What you got is either a scam, a virus, or both. Just delete it!
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#7
Phishing and e-mail scams
Provides information on phishing and e-mail scams

http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=179820,00.html

What to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication
Do not reply.
Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.
Do not click on any links.
If you clicked on links in a suspicious e-mail or phishing website and entered confidential information, visit our identity protection page.
Forward the e-mail as-is, to us at phishing@irs.gov.
After you forward the e-mail and/or header information to us, delete the original e-mail message you received.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 06/27/2011
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#8
The IRS does not communicate with people via Email. Not at all. NEVER, nadda, zip, 0% of the time.

Bottom line, any email from the IRS is bogus and likely to be a scam. Its in your junk email folder because every email program with a half decent spam filter is programmed to discard anything that looks like its from the IRS because they know the IRS doesn't communicate with taxpayers via email.
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#9
The IRS NEVER emails people. That's called Phishing.
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#10
It's not from the IRS, it's a scam. Just delete it.
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