11 October 2011
The weather was dry so I was able to go off to the golf club this morning, sporting the new smart light blue sweater which’ my lovely’ and bought for me for my birthday. We had a poor turnout today, no Griggsy, Kit or Karl – three of the members who are only too happy to help me. Fortunately my friend John Gray was on hand and he very efficiently took over the feeding. The weather was warm enough for us to sit outside and have a drink and smoke but I just wonder how many more days this year we will get like that and it becomes too cold for me?
Yesterday, I received the following letter by e-mail, which was pretty clearly a scam as even I know that I am not deceased! If any of my readers receive such a letter then for goodness sake DO NOT OPEN IT because once you do this scammer will know that you exist. If you have been curious and unwise enough to open it I suspect it will be asking for some personal details such as your National Insurance number etc.
Again, for goodness sake, do nothing except forward a copy to the following Inland Revenue e-mail address email@example.com and let them sort it out. Any official looking document which purports to come from your bank, or any government body. Would never be sent to you by e-mail and so is almost certainly a scam. If you are in doubt, at any time, pick up the telephone and ring the nearest appropriate office
Notice ID: IDILQBSHAA813
Tax year: 2011
Notice date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:51:51 -0800
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Important information about your tax return
We are unable to process your tax return
We received your tax return. However, we are unable to process the return as filed.
Our records indicate that the person identified as the primary taxpayer or spouse on the tax return was deceased prior to the tax year shown on the tax form. Our records are based on information received from the Social Security Administration.
Based on this information, the tax account for this individual has been locked.
What you need to do
Visit review page on irs.gov
Keep this notice for your records.
Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Clever, isn’t it. It looks so official, but believe me it is a scam.
Paul took my laptop away today, while I was at the golf club, so that he could uninstall all the programs and reinstall them, one at a time, to try to identify the problem I’ve been having commands. He returned the laptop around 4.30 but frankly I was too tired, after my excursions at the golf club, to test it out.