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Taxpayers Targeted

May 28th, 2008 by flanews

As people receive their rebate checks from the Federal Government, scam artists are looking for their piece of the pie. Emails are circulating claiming the federal government needs your banking information in order to deposit your rebate check directly into your bank. Scam artists then use the information to withdraw money from your account. Attorney General Bill McCollum said dont be fooled into believing youre getting an email from the IRS.

They dont send emails out from the IRS. They just dont do it. You have a question about a rebate or an issue with the IRS, go to their website or go to the IRS office, but do not be a sucker for somebody whos committing a scam and wants to steal your identity or get money from you because theyre claiming theyre from the government, said McCollum.

In 2007, similar email scams cost victims more than 240,000 dollars.

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