TRI-CITIES, Wash.--One scam involves an email from the Internal Revenue Service. Another regarding expired first aid kits. First, let's get to the IRS email. Kennewick police officials say the email indicates a refund from previous income tax filings.
Everything seems legitimate until you click on the link listed. The website says Internal Revenue Service, but if you look closely at the web browser, it says http://bioaccesscontrol.com. And if you check out the sender's email address. It comes from [firstname.lastname@example.org],not irs.gov.
"When you're looking at emails, you have to look at the situation where does it really make any sense," asks Mike Blatman, Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers. Are you going to get an email from the IRS saying that you have a refund. No, you're not. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) doesn't work that way.
For the other scam. It involves a business getting a call about expired first aid kits and health posters. The scammer then tries to sell the customer a current kit.
A reminder, Blatman said if it doesn't make sense, it's probably a scam.