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Scam Using IRS: Get 2008 Economic Stimulus Refund ($1800 )

PLEASE PASS!! This email almost fooled us too!! Very important to pass around. This is a scam email using the United States Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Click on the image above to see the link!

The IRS will never contact taxpayers via email! All IRS.gov Web page addresses begin with, http://www.irs.gov/

For more information, please visit the IRS website.

Subject: Get 2008 Economic Stimulus Refund ( $1800 )
From email address:

- email content -

Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as
part of President Bush 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 click on the link and fill out the form and submit
before May 18th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be
processed as soon as possible.

Submitting your form on May 18th, 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.

(PLEASE DO NOT TYPE IN ANY INFORMATION ON THIS LINK. FOR VIEWING ONLY! THIS IS A SCAM. THIS IS PHISHING and potentially harms your identity and will wipe out your bank account!)

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