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  1. A guy in my office got a very similar e-mail scam yesterday. He was eligible for a refund check and just needed to click … and then of course enter bank account #s, etc., for direct deposit.

    It was really well done, the headers were excellently disguised, etc.

  2. BusyBusyBusyBusySleep says:


    Anyone else interested? (I posted this before, didn’t seem to go through…)

  3. Phas3Sh1ft says:

    Also note that the treasury seal is completely wrong and that the form isn’t even close.

    Be safe, kids

  4. Bog says:

    Interesting – The phone number is in a very small town. +1-206-888-xxxx is in North Bend, which is about 40 miles east of Seattle.

  5. Bog says:

    Ooops, Soory, I take that back – 206-888-xxxx is no longer in North Bend. I forgot that the area code was split and that town is now in +1-425. Chalk that up to having a senior moment.

    However.. I did more looking and it is in the city of Seattle somewhere.

  6. Razorgirl says:

    You can research location of most US telephone numbers as well as carrier information at []

    I have used that website at my place of business for a couple of years now and it is amazing how often it comes in handy.

    I would suggest in addition to contacting the Seattle police. They can work with and pull records from the telecom company that carries that number, and can hopefully shut the scammers down before they are able to move on. Local authorities can often move much more quickly than a federal oraganization on things like this.

  7. FrankenPC says:

    What’s a “Fax”?

  8. GideonEurotas says:

    Not only Americans who are working overseas got this fax. In fact, it was sent to almost all of the schools in the prefecture where I work, regardless of our nationality.