Got an interesting mail today.
Dear Valued Taxpayer,
We regret to inform you that your tax refund request was NOT processed successfully. This is beleived to have been caused by the submittion of incorrect/inacurate account information.
However, after the last account audition, the total refund payable to you is now 42,320.00 INR. Please follow the link below to re-submit a refund request and this time, endeavor to fill in your Information accurately to avoid further delay in the remittance of your tax refunds into your account
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A REFUND REQUEST (Hyperlink removed)
Note: Your request will be processed within a period of ten (10) working days
We appreciate taking the time to learn about our tax refund. It's one more way Income tax department can make your tax payment experience better.
Tax Refund Department
Department 0f revenue,
Ministry 0f finance,
Now the mail is obviously a scam, but for a second I was almost taken in because of the email ID: email@example.com
That's almost official sounding. But if you go through the trouble of making this website or email ID, why don't the spammers also redirect me to a more official sounding link when I click on the 'CLICK HERE' link which instead led to a completely unofficial sounding http://socialbusinesslearning.dk/wp-content/plugins/wordsocial/inc/sc.funct.php?check=3&action=refund (Please don't click that)
Also, the 'Of' in the signature is spelt with 0 (zero) instead of O. And silly spelling mistakes. Oh, and also, there's no way I can qualify for that much refund, but I see the appeal. Its a nice, middle-of-the-ballpark figure for a mass mailer.
Surely you can do better guys?