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Posts: 16,373
Registered: ‎03-12-2007

2008 Economic Stimulus Scam

Very Important! They're already getting started... 

I just received an email, supposedly from the
IRS.gov. Claiming that I needed to click on a link and fill out the necessary information to receive my 2008 Stimulus Economic Refund. Don't be fooled, it's looks legit and very real. I checked on the IRS.gov site, and they clearly advise against responding to the email, and against opening the link, as it may place a virus onto your computer. They note that they do not correspond with anyone via email, and that it's a scam. If you should receive this email, please forward to: phishing@irs.gov.

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FICO 08 Scores (11-08-2014): EQ 818, EX 817, TU 822
All three scores were 850. Lost points for not having an open installment TL. So, BE WARNED!!!!!
Credit History: 26+ years ~ AAoA: 12 years ~ Util: 1% ~ Inqs: EX 1

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Posts: 4,596
Registered: ‎09-14-2007

Re: 2008 Economic Stimulus Scam

Thanks for the heads up!!
"Never ever, ever be late. Never" (FUTR)
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Posts: 2,791
Registered: ‎03-18-2007

Re: 2008 Economic Stimulus Scam



fused wrote:

Very Important! They're already getting started... 

I just received an email, supposedly from the
IRS.gov. Claiming that I needed to click on a link and fill out the necessary information to receive my 2008 Stimulus Economic Refund. Don't be fooled, it's looks legit and very real. I checked on the IRS.gov site, and they clearly advise against responding to the email, and against opening the link, as it may place a virus onto your computer. They note that they do not correspond with anyone via email, and that it's a scam. If you should receive this email, please forward to: phishing@irs.gov.



 
Thanks, fused.
 
Admins - maybe create a Scams and Schemes board just for (and to make more noticeable) stuff like this...?
 
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