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WATCH OUT FOR IRS IMPOSTER

April 10, 2009

Attorney General John Kroger is warning about emails that claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service asking consumers to take part in a "quick and easy" survey.

In return for answering a few questions, the email promises, "we will credit $90.00 to your account - just for your time!"

The email is the work of identity thieves. The online survey asks the consumer for a bank account number and a tax identification number.

Complaints about the IRS imposter scam in Oregon date back at least to 2003. Last year, the Oregon Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline received a spike of complaints. With tax season in full swing, the Attorney General is warning to consumers to protect against the possibility of another spike in complaints.

Consumers seeking information should contact the Attorney General's consumer hotline at 1-877-877-9392. The Oregon Department of Justice is online at www.doj.state.or.us.

Contact:

Tony Green, (503) 378-6002 tony.green@doj.state.or.us |
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