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November 26, 2007

Albany - - New scams making their way around the Internet claim to come from the IRS. 

One scam says the IRS and the Taxpayer Advocate Service are notifying you of a tax refund.

The e-mail asks you to click on a link that takes you to a bogus IRS site. Another fraudulent e-mail tells taxpayers the IRS has calculated your "fiscal activity" making you eligible for a tax refund.

The e-mail takes you to a site that says "Get Your Tax Refund" that looks similar to a legitimate IRS site that says "Where's My Refund". The bogus site asks you to enter your credit card account numbers.

The IRS says it does not send emails to advise people of refunds or to request financial information.

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