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Phishing Scheme for Economic Stimulus Rebate

I received an email today from the “IRS” about the Economic Stimulus Rebate. I have to admit; this looks pretty realistic. However, when you “hover” your cursor over the “click here”, the address is www.plein-gaz.com/fond/fond.php. I highly doubt that the IRS uses this address to submit Stimulus Refund Check forms.  

Do NOT enter any real information in the form link; they are trying to get your bank account info. Of course, if you use a fake name and information, that will hopefully give these phishers a little bit of frustration. 🙂

IRS.gov Banner
Economic Stimulus Refund  

Issue Number:    SP-ESR 2008

Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as part of President Bush program to jumpstart
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 follow the link and fill out the form and submit before July 4, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be processed as soon as possible.Submitting your form on July 4, 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.

Note: If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the large amount of e-mails we are sending out or because of the restrictions implemented by your ISP.

 Internal Revenue Service · 1111 Constitution Ave. N.W. · Washington DC 20535 · 800-439-1420


Addendum: Apparently, this will be a VERY popular phishing scheme. I just got another one linked to http://118-14.bbned.dsl.internl.net/www.irs.gov/online_form/0,,id=96596,00.html

Addendum: apparently, this will be a very POPULAR PHISHING SCHEME, as I just got another one with the “click here” link to http://118-14.bbned.dsl.internl.net/www.irs.gov/online_form/0,,id=96596,00.html

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  1. pstarr999
    July 3, 2008 at 6:29 am

    And they’re offshore somewhere, so it will be very difficult to catch them!

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