Public Service Announcement

Prepared by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

December 20, 2005
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A new e-mail titled "Refund Notice" purporting to provide information to recipients regarding the status of their IRS tax refunds

The FBI has become aware of another e-mail concerning tax information. The e-mail contains the link, http://www.collionline.it/img/.www4.irs.gov/index.html, which mirrors the true IRS website. This website purportedly allows recipients to check the status of their IRS tax refund after providing the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Social Security Number or IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Credit card information

Be cautious of e-mail inviting you to provide your personal and financial information.

If you have received this e-mail, or one similar, please file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.