You know what's scary? Somebody's going to send their personal info to the scammers who sent out the email reprinted below:
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $109.30. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it. A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline. To access the form for your tax refund, please click here [link redacted]
Internal Revenue Service
Â© Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.
Here's a game that Highlights magazine could publish for the amusement and edification of kids waiting to see the doctor: How Many Things Can You Find in This Email That Show It's Fake?
I found these:
-- "Annual calculations of fiscal activity" does not sound like IRS-speak.
-- "6-9 days to process" does not sound like IRS timing.
-- redacted link does not go to an IRS URL.
-- "Regards, Internal Revenue Service" the least credible sign-off since the old email fake from "your friend, Bill Gates."
-- "Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A."?
-- No contact phone number -- getting put on hold is an essential part of communicating with the IRS.