So here is what the email said from the “IRS” this morning:
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $93.60. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
To access your tax refund online, please click here
Internal Revenue Service
First off, the English is not so perfect…and second off, the IRS will never only take 6-9 days to process a payment. We could only be so lucky when we are owed money. With a clickable link in the email (that I left out), it would be very easy for someone to enter their personal information and have money and/or their identity stolen from them. If you have older parents or grandparents, it would probably be a good idea to tell them about this email making the rounds. The IRS.gov website has an article up about this current scam, if you want to check it out.