How to Spot a Scam

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Economic Stimulus Check Scam

It was only a matter of time before the economic slowdown was exploited by scam artists.
We received another spam scam email which we felt was important enough to post as a warning to you. This email claims to be an IRS request for information so you can receive an economic stimulus check. Be careful with these emails that ask for personal information. Here's a copy of the email.

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determinedthat you are eligible to receive a Stimulus Payment.Please submit the Stimulus Payment Online Form in order to process it.A Stimulus Payment can be delayed for a variety of reasons.For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.To access the form for your Stimulus Payment, please follow the next URL:

For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time. Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.
Internal Revenue ServiceCopyright 2009, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.

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