TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Last Laugh! Scam IRS Says You Have Refund of $63.80 Coming

Re: Last Laugh! Scam IRS Says You Have Refund of $63.80 Coming

Gene S. Berkowitz (
Mon, 29 May 2006 19:34:28 -0400

In article <>, says:

>>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: My Dear God! Don't those fools _ever_
>>> grow weary of sending out this crap day after day? Of all the
>>> banks and other financial institutions I have seen fall victim to
>>> these scams, this is the first time I have ever seen it tried on the
>>> good old IRS. PAT]

>> This one has been going on for a couple of years, the IRS issued a
>> warning a few weeks ago about this again. Plus the IRS refunds are in
>> even amount no cents, these guys are really fools, but they do get hooks
>> in some new users.

> IRS refunds are in even amount, no cents? I don't think I've ever had
> one like that in the last 30 years or so. (The smallest one was
> $1.60). Some of this may have to do with whether you round off to
> even dollars in preparing your return, which usually seems to work in
> favor of the IRS.

> Gordon L. Burditt

You're kidding, right?

EVERY dollar amount on a 1040 form can be rounded, with amounts ending
in .49 or less rounded DOWN, and amounts ending in 0.50 or more
rounded UP. As with flipping a coin, while YOU might encounter a
"run" where for the last three years you had to round UP, the odds are
just as likely that you would round DOWN.


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