They are fakes. This latest cyber scam involves e-mails that appear to be from IRS announcing a refund and asking for the recipient’s Social Security number and credit card data to get the money.
But the IRS never e-mails filers about refunds. If you receive one of these phony notices, don’t bite. Forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete the message.
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