The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers about a phishing
scam that uses promises of tax refunds to steal sensitive financial
The IRS issued a statement Wednesday warning consumers of the scam
e-mail messages, which appears to come from firstname.lastname@example.org and
contains a link to a phishing Web site that collects Social Security and
credit card information. But one anti-virus software company claims a
flaw in a U.S. government Web site may be helping the scammers.