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Scams Reach For Rebate Checks

IRS Says Scammers Are Reaching For Rebate Checks

While you already know when you're going to get your rebate check, some scammers are doing their best to get in their way of you and your check finally coming together. The IRS just issued the top 12 tax scams — usual suspects like phishing and hiding income offshore made the list, but this year scammers have been trying to squeeze money from the economic stimulus rebate checks.

The bad guys gather other people's financial information by convincing them it's the only way to receive their rebates. Imposters are pretending to be from the IRS and calling, sending emails, or going door to door in attempt to gather personal details. Remember that you don't need to fill out anything besides your 2007 tax return to receive your check — the IRS has made this much clear in its YouTube public announcement.


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Meike Meike 9 years
I hate dishonesty. Really, most of these scammers don't know who they hurt and how much grief their dishonesty and theft might cause the person they victimized. For all these scum know, the person they're victimizing could be a single mother struggling to pay for her terminally ill child's health care. I guess it's very easy to hurt people when you can't place a face to a name.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
ohh, wow ilanac13. I am glad you got that worked out. I swear sometimes it's best to do things electronic; next you will hear about people more and more stealing out of your checking account. Some people will do anything for money.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
people are scummy sometimes. a few years ago i was supposed to get a pretty decent size check and i never got it so i emailed the IRS and they sent me a scan of the check that they sent me being signed and deposited. mind you it wasn't me who signed/deposited it, and the person who stole my check didn't even spell my name right... at least i got them to re-issue me a check, but that was just SHADEY what people will do. now i'm all about the direct deposit because i don't trust anyone.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
*they -Damn I can't get it right today! :OOPS:
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
*when the phish my account
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
scammers are scum. I hate phishing! :RANT:
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