Got this in my email today. (Click to embiggify if necessary.)
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But the very best, most well-done, unscrupulous scam email I have ever gotten came last month. Those Nigerians who want my help to get their father's millions out of the country could take a lesson from these guys.
Now, I am generally not dumb enough to click on a questionable link, but I was so (kat) curious (and foolhardy) that I relied on the Mac-ness of my computer, plus its meagre virus protection, to protect me. I opened the attachment and got this:
If you have ever visited the IRS website (www.irs.gov, from which the above purports to come), you will recognize the format of the above page. It is similar enough to fool almost anyone.
Until you read what they want you to give them. "Social Security Number", "Mother Maiden Name", and complete credit card information? I don't think so.