Phishing scam

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Sheriff’s investigators say people are being scammed, and it's all happening over the Internet. The predators pose as the IRS, sending out e-mails asking people to disclose financial information.

The e-mail says additional tax refunds are available and it will be direct deposited f they supply their social security information and debit card number.

The IRS already has your social security number so don't be fooled, says Lt. David Hawley, with the Grayson County sheriff’s office.

"As far as I can find out right now by talking to the IRS they don't do it that way so they're checking into this right now," Hawley says.

Hawley says if you do receive one of these e-mails, forward it to the IRS:

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  • by me Location: sherman on Aug 27, 2007 at 09:42 AM
    Why did i get a pop-up add for Barack Obama when i clicked on the IRS scam story? hmmm? Interesting...especially when I have pop up blocker installed...They are not pop-ups, they're mouse-over ads. If you are do not wish to view, then don't mouse over the underlined words. Sorry for any confusion. -Staff
  • by JC Location: Denison on Aug 27, 2007 at 07:04 AM
    People still fall for this?
  • by Laura on Aug 24, 2007 at 08:48 PM
    I always respond to these idiot emails with "You obviously have me confused with someone who gives a damn."
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