Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

IRS Form Scam: Complete Form W-5 in Attachment

Comes with a .doc attachment, looks like a real form, no virus, however asks
for every bit of information to steal your ID. Everything from back
accounts, to pin numbers, to social security, to mother maiden names, etc.
The IRS would never send anything like this.

Comes from China

-----Original Message-----
From: Internal Revenue Service []
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 9:21 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Complete Form W-5 in Attachment

Fill the form and fax back

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