I got this VERY official email today regarding money allegedly owed to me by the IRS.
BE CAREFUL - THIS IS A SCAM. If you break the email down it actually goes to an AOL email address and not the IRS. However it appears legitimate. Here is the email I got. Please DO not respond DO NOT click on it and DONT GET SCAMMED!
US Internal Revenue Service
Department of the Treasury [firstname.lastname@example.org]
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don't receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.
If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.
If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.
To access the form for your tax refund, please click here
This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service