This one has been going on for a couple of years, the IRS issued a warning a few weeks ago about this again. Plus the IRS refunds are in even amount no cents, these guys are really fools, but they do get hooks in some new users. I got one the other day from the Credit Union League, which is an association owned by credit unions and they don't e-mail customers of the credit unions unless you happen to file a complaint with them and they sure don't use a Hotmail e-mail address and what got my attention besides all the other crap was at the bottom of the message it said Insured by the FDIC, of which credit unions are not. The only way to stop this is to make sure that everyone knows about these scams and when a scammer is caught to try him fast and put him away for very long time, take anything he owns or better just take him out back of the court and SHOOT HIM.
The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today? (c) 2006 I Kill Spammers, inc, A Rot in Hell. Co.[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Now, now, although I would agree with you a hundred percent, most of the Enablers would say you have no right to cause the essence of a DDoS on a spammer. They've got their rights, by God ... and don't you forget it! PAT]