Is this for real? Tax refunds?

@ahgong (10066)
Singapore
June 25, 2008 3:25am CST
I recently received this email containing the following: [b] After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to IWP the data received. If u don't receive your refund within 9 business days from the original IRS mailing date shown, you can start a refund trace online. If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org. is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes. If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing the recipient's name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors, trustees, members, or major contributors. To access the form for your tax refund, please click here This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury. Sincerely Yours, John Stewart Director, Exempt. Organization Rulings and Agreements Letter Internal Revenue Service [/b] And the link in "click here" is as follows: http://www.aol.com/redir.adp?_url=http://www.humantools.ch/images/refund/index.html I am wondering if this is a hoax mail. Is there such a thing as tax refund? I for one have never heard of it, nor received any tax refunds before. Have you ever received such a mail? Did you reply to it?
1 response
@gtdonna (1740)
25 Jun 08
Hoax, whatever you do, don't reply or send any info. if the IRS has a refund for you, they wont email you about it, you will get a check in the mail or a direct deposit into your bank account.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
26 Jun 08
AH... thank you for the advise. So there is such a thing as a tax refund! And this email is a hoax. I wonder if anyone fell for it. I really hope not!
@gtdonna (1740)
26 Jun 08
First there is something like tax refund, BUT, that is for US citizens. not for people outside US unless they are Americans by birth or naturalization. So yes it is a hoax and the IRS had warned of such emails