Scam: Business Proposal (Yet Another Money Transfer Scam)

They will never learn.  Full text with my notes italicized.

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From: luke@yz.js.chinamobile.com (take note of the name)

Subject: Business Proposal/Management Placement

Dear Investor,
 
This is a Fund Management Placement of $65 Million.
 
You will be required to;
 
[1]. Receive the funds.
[2]. Invest and Manage the funds profitably
(In other words, I want you to give me your banking information so I can either send you fake checks and clean you out or just clean you out.) 

We request your company/private contact information (phone number and email address)
for further communication.
 
We will provide you with a detailed proposal when we get your response (so we know who has fallen for this and is less likely to report it). Contact me on my
or call me on +31619207655.
 
Sincerely Yours,
 
Daniel Bommel 

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Notice the different from and reply to email addresses and how different they are?  You would think that an organization seeking a trustworthy partner to handle millions of dollars would have a domain name and not go through Yahoo.

Money transfer jobs or partnerships do not exist, but scammers hope that someone will be desperate enough to fall for it.  Be careful, report, and delete.

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IRS Notification Scam

It’s July and my taxes were filed and accepted months ago.   Apparently scammers don’t know that and think I’ll fall for this email sent to me today (full text):

From – “IRS” <no-replygobac@irs.gov>

To – jghsghj@yahoo.com (Major tip off that the message is spam.  That’s not me.)

Subject – IRS notification

Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Source

Important information about your tax return

We are unable to process your tax return

We recived your tax return. However, we are unable to process the return as field.Our records indicate that the person identifiedas the primary taxpayer or spouse on the tax return did not provided all the required documents 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 the individual has been locked

What you need to doPrint out the attached notification and list of missing documents, fill it in, add the documents and send the following information to the adress shown in the attached notification.

List of required documents:

1. A copy of this letter

2. Notification letter

3. A photocopy of valid U.S. Federal or State Government issued identification.

Keep this notice for your records. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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I’m supposed to download a virus-infected document because the crook mentioned the scary IRS.  Not happening here.

Keep an eye out for this one and forward it to phishing@irs.gov.