I just got one of those IRS Scam Emails, and I wanted to make sure that you know that you don’t have to fill out any online forms to get your stimulus payment.
Do not click on a link in an email and fill in any personal info!
The email was from the Internal Revenue Service (yeah, right)
Here’s what the email said –
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
United States Department Of The Treasury
Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as
part of The White House program to jumpstart the 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 May 17th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be
processed as soon as possible.
Submitting your form on May 17th, 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 :
link deleted for safety
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me it should be called the utility stimulus payment. By the time I paid off all the winter utility bills and put gas in the car…
time to buy a bike.