Today I received the following email, which is clearly fraudulent. If you get such an email, DO NOT RESPOND unless you like having money stolen from your bank account:
This is Francis V. from the Refund Operations Department at Internal Revenue Service
(United States Department of the Treasury).
After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you
are eligible to receive a tax refund of $103.82.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 2-4 days in order to process it.
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reason. For exemple (invalid records or
applying after the deadline).
The good news is that Internal Revenue Service will make this refund directly to your
visa and/or mastercard linked
to your checking/savings account instead a check or a direct deposit.
To access the form for your tax refund, please continue to our secure server
form at: _____________________ My Note: I removed the link to prevent anyone from clicking on it.
Important: Do not use credit and/or american express or discover cards. Only cards that
are linked to your checking/savings account are accepted.
Internal Revenue Service - Tax Refund Specialist