Claim: You should ignore mailings from the ‘Internal Revenue Service’ because that organization bilks taxpayers out of their money.
[Collected on the Internet, 1999]
Scam Alert! Warning! Please Read Immediately! This IS Serious!!!
If you get an envelope from a company called the “Internal Revenue Service,” DO NOT OPEN IT! This group operates a scam around this time every year. Their letter claims that you owe them money, which they will take and use to pay for the operation of essential functions of the United States government. This is untrue! The money the IRS collects is used to fund various inefficient and pointless social engineering projects. This organization has ties to another shady outfit called the Social Security Administration, who claim to take money from your regular paychecks and save it for your retirement. In truth, the SSA uses the money to pay for the same misguided make-work projects the IRS helps mastermind.
These scam artists have bilked honest, hard working Americans out of billions of dollars. Don’t be among them! Please copy this envelope in triplicate according to the guidelines of the “Paperwork Augmentation Act” of 1999 and then tear up all three of these envelopes a hundred pieces and send the pieces to the following address:
IRS, “FORM 1040 – NOT EZ”
FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
[Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Subject: Virus Alert
Origins: Well, yes, the IRS is a scam, but it’s one you are legally obligated to participate in, so what are you gonna do?
Last updated: 20 March 2007