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Alabama
Alabama
IRS Warns of Phishing Scam
(2007-08-27)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers about a new Internet scam. It involves an e-mail supposedly from the IRS in which an individual can made $80 by filling out an online customer satisfaction survey.

Spokesman Dan Boone in Birmingham says its a hoax - a scam to try to get a taxpayer's personal information. He said many of these scams are originating from more than two dozen countries. Boone said taxpayers can report such scams to the IRS by the sending the e-mail to the agency.

He said the IRS has a new address for forwarding such reports. It's phishing@irs.gov.

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