The FBI has become aware of a spam email claiming the recipient is eligible to receive a tax refund for $571.94. The email purports to be from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of "IRS Tax Refund." A link is provided in the email to access a form required to be completed in order to receive the refund. The link appears to connect to the true IRS website. However, the recipient is redirected to , where personal data, including credit card information, is captured.
This e-mail is a hoax. Do not follow the provided link.
Be cautious when responding to requests or special offers delivered through unsolicited email:
If you have received this, or a similar hoax, please file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.