Attorney General warns about tax refund scam

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Attorney General William Sorrell is warning Internet users about an e-mail scam offering a tax refund.

Sorrell is urging Internet users to “never send a bank account number, credit or debit card or PIN number, or other personally identifying information through the internet unless you initiated the contact and know whom you are dealing with.”

The fraudulent e-mail entitled “Tax Notification” says the receiver is eligible for a $184.80 tax refund and asks for personal information to process it.

The Attorney General’s office says if the web site get hits for even a short period of time before it’s shut down, the scammers may have enough information to empty bank accounts or use credit or debit cards.

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