Claim: The Michigan Department of Treasury issued an alert about fraudulent
Status: Sort of.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Special Alert to the Public:
The Michigan Department of Treasury recently received an alert from the Internal Revenue Service about a fraudulent scam being conducted via
Some taxpayers have received an e mail from a non-IRS source indicating that the taxpayer is under audit and needs to complete a questionnaire within
If you receive an
Origins: The above-quoted message was indeed a warning posted the web site of the Michigan Department of Treasury. Michigan then removed the warning from their site (and replaced it with a reworded version a few days later) after determining that the original message had been part of a “promotional gimmick” and was not an attempt to obtain personal information from Internet users for illicit purposes.
Last updated: 6 January 2008