This is important enough to spread as far as you can. Feel free to pass it on. Snopes.com
reports that an email has been circulating, supposedly from the IRS, requesting recipients to download a form to fill out in order to receive a stimulus check from the government. It's a scam. The IRS doesn't contact you by email. Opening the attachment (or any from an unknown source) can be like opening a can of worms--or viruses--or other Internet nasty. Here's the IRS page
with details on how to report a phishing email or Web site.
I have found Snopes.com to be highly reliable in exposing scams and false reports on the Web for many years. When in doubt, I always check Snopes. The other day I had an email claiming that do-not-call lists for cell phones would expire the first week in January. I checked Snopes--not so. It's good to have them doing the research and looking out for us.
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