E-mail Scam Unfurl Online Tax Payers of Kansas City
Members with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) [US tax agency] along with local law enforcement are collaboratively intimating residents of Kansas, US on the disbursement of forged mails in the area, reports kmbc on January 24, 2011.
The scandalized e-mails informs netizens with the entitlement of US$ 350 tax refund payable only with the fulfillment of requisite application.
According to Lt. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County (Kansas City) Sheriff's Department, the motive behind the scam is to deceive people with falsity and steal their all personal details related to their identification. The mail is very convincing and warns people to provide justifiable information, failure of which can led them to be prosecuted, reports a statement published on January 24, 2011.
Bailiff is baffled to admit the convincing power of the mail as it contained a replica of legitimate link. One click to the link takes a user to the IRS website. On submission of information, users are required to wait for five to nine working days for processing of the request.
Similar kind of forged mails are prevalent throughout the year though the frequency is more now as it is the time for returning tax. Security experts also held the view that in many cases, these cyber crooks even copies the exact name, logo or other appurtenances of the IRS or the Department of the Treasury at US and deceives tax payers into believing their legitimacy.
Taking into consideration this forged scam, IRS has confirmed people that they do not post taxpayers with unsolicited e-mails. Besides, IRS also confirmed that it does not communicate through mails on sensitive, personal and financial issues. The IRS also refused of asking any financial account related security information like PIN numbers from taxpayers.
As a precautionary measure, users are recommended not to fall trap in such scams and on receiving similar mails from the IRS, they should presume that these are forged mails and not participate in any f the activity until verified from the tax agency.
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