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Here is the tax scam
From: tax refund <[email protected]>
Date: 8 July 2011 1:43:50 PM AEST
Subject: tax refund
Reply-To: [email protected]
We checked your account and we need to refund you 210.75 AUD.Please verifiy your account to receive your Tax Refund.
We also provide you a link to your account , for you to do a faster transaction.
Link to my account
P.S. Our staff needs to clarify your account status in the next 24 houres.We are sorry for the problems we may cause.
Australian Guv. Tax Refund
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