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IRS survey...seems fishy?

i mean when have they cared what we think about them???
I received this email today and it promises me 90$ if i fill it out but I think it is fishing for my info. anyone else get one of these?
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From: [email protected]
Subject: Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. Survey
Date: November 6, 2008 10:05:56 AM PST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Reply-To: [email protected]

Dear Customer,

You've been selected to take part in our quick and easy 9 questions survey
In return we will credit $90.00 to your account - Just for your time!

Please spare two minutes of your time and take part in our online survey
so we can improve our services.
Don't miss this chance to change something.

To access the form please copy/paste the link below in your browser (or click the link):


PHISHING LINK REMOVED


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.


Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.



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* For security reasons, we will record your ip address, the date and time.
* Deliberate wrong imputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Survey ID :

YMWQFIBQFSLVIJDPDTEKQPBSJGRGRCRPQSQPBG

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Bogus. You can check the headers to see where it originated from. Bet you its from The Netherlands, Russia, or Hong Kong.

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They definitely put some work into duplicating the IRS site... but none of the links on that page refer to "irs.gov" sites like the official www.irs.gov site does. Bogus w/style & effort!

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so anything I can do to get his out there so no one falls for it?
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chris hansen did a show on online scammers. turns out they're from far away, third world countries and isn't worth the effort to prosecute them. the people who fall for it are complete fools.
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Hehe,

You had to ask Miguel? Anything asking for your PIN or CVV2 should be immediately disregarded. 8-)

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i mean when have they cared what we think about them???
I received this email today and it promises me 90$ if i fill it out but I think it is fishing for my info. anyone else get one of these?
Mike
Congratulations!

From: [email protected]
Subject: Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. Survey
Date: November 6, 2008 10:05:56 AM PST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Reply-To: [email protected]

Dear Customer,

You've been selected to take part in our quick and easy 9 questions survey
In return we will credit $90.00 to your account - Just for your time!

Please spare two minutes of your time and take part in our online survey
so we can improve our services.
Don't miss this chance to change something.

To access the form please copy/paste the link below in your browser (or click the link):


PHISHING LINK REMOVED


This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.


Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.



Note:
* If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your ISP
* For security reasons, we will record your ip address, the date and time.
* Deliberate wrong imputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Survey ID :

YMWQFIBQFSLVIJDPDTEKQPBSJGRGRCRPQSQPBG

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I got that email last week. Totally fake.

I removed the bogus link you posted in that email to prevent others from accidentally clicking the link.
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