Beware of Bogus IRS Refund Emails

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November 02, 2007 LITTLE ROCK Every April, people rush to turn in their federal tax forms, hoping to get a big refund check in return from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But imagine opening up your inbox in November and reading an email, seemingly from the IRS, alerting you that you have a refund waiting for you now. Sound too good to be true? Well, it is, and, recently, a number of Arkansans have received these bogus refund emails, rightly recognized them as scams, and forwarded them to the Attorney General's Office. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn consumers about the resurgence of this scheme. Most government entities that have legitimate business with somebody will not ask for personal