IRS Warns of Tax Rebate Scams Sent via E-mail

Tax rebate checks courtesy of a proposed economic stimulus package have yet to be approved by Congress, but some scams are using the anticipation of extra cash to lure people into disclosing personal and financial information, the Internal Revenue Service warned. Many of these scams involve official-looking e-mail messages that try to lure recipients into entering their financial and personal data at fake IRS Web sites, usually by saying the target is eligible for a refund check.

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