Banks are not in the habit of giving away millions of dollars, especially not the U.S. Treasury or the Federal Reserve. Other than a tax refund for maybe a few thousand dollars, when's the last time the IRS knocked on your door and handed you a big fat check for a hundred or a thousand times more than that? I'd say "never" is a pretty safe bet. This scammer doesn't say anything about any refund, and yet s/he's claiming that "in furtherance" to some "payment notification order," that you provide personal details about yourself, including your banking information, so that they can supposedly deposit your "fund" that doesn't exist. Notice they ask for a "driven license number." Don't help them. If you do this, you can shortly expect to hear a large vacuuming sound coming out of your bank account, or they may use your information to try to collect your legitimate IRS refund. This posting will be linked here for awhile, and there are some IRS scam videos here. The scammer also "advises" you to "stay away from the scammers!" LOL! Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
There has been one particularly nasty scam-mail going around, claiming to be from the "U.S. Internal Revenue 'Source.'" It's been going out every single day, multiple times a day, for months, from all over the world. In my opinion, these scammers should be banned from internet access altogether, but no one can seem to get rid of them for good. There is no website to go to, or anyone to contact. They only encourage you to open an attached zip file, usually called "doc.zip," and open the "document" contained within. In my experience with it, I have saved it to a flash drive and discovered that it's a trojan virus. I have no particular desire to find out what it does, but it would not be anything good. Some people have offline "junk" computers devoted to this purpose, but I am not one of them. In any event, for more details, go to this page, and see "Phishing Report Received" near the top. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
I've got my own issues with the IRS, but never mind that. This one is important enough that I put it close to the top of my "IRS" page. These particular scammers have been sending out fake DHL, UPS, and FedEx "notifications," claiming that you have some package arriving in a few days. There is always malware attached in a zip file, usually called doc.zip, and they're hoping you'll open it. This had been going on for many months, and that's just what I know about. I'd been reporting them religiously to SpamCop, and all of a sudden they switched over to fake IRS notifications. I am continuing to report them, because once they have your e-mail address, they don't stop for anything. They're very abusive, aggressive, and their English is lousy. As with the fake delivery notifications, these fake IRS notices also have the same malware. Beware! Do not open the attachment! Click Here to see roughly what it looks like. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
These guys don't tell a very good story. This one doesn't even have anything to do with taxes. First of all, the IRS never contacts anyone by e-mail; they always depend upon hard copy paperwork. The scammers contact you out of the blue to tell you that you have some "package" that you've never heard of in your life is to be delivered to you. Your "delivery agent" came all the way from Africa, your "package" is in U.S. Customs, and you are expected to pay some "fee" for a "clearance certificate." In this particular story, your "contact agent" is a "Bako Larry," but don't help them. Let them figure English out on their own. For more of these scam samples, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
In these "ATM Card" scams, you can replace "ATM Card" with "BS Card." That's exactly what it is: Pure 24 carat BS.
This Nigerian 419 scammer is pretending to be with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is a pretty serious crime in itself. First of all, the IRS, and any other agency of the U.S. government for that matter, never contacts anyone by e-mail, secured or unsecured.
Secondly, the IRS is never in the habit of giving money away to anyone, except if it is a legitimate refund. Gotta keep all the sheep happy, after all the looting and stealing, right? :o) More of these scam samples, Click Here (Treasury) and Here (IRS). Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.