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Old 05-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #21
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Anyone get their stimulus check yet? I thought I was supposed to have my direct deposited by today (May 2) because the last 2 digits of my social security end between 00-20. I already filed federal taxes electronically with quicken and was set up to direct deposit (but I owed on the federal, so I paid them).

Did I read those rules wrong?

My Cialis prescription hasn't run out yet, so I can wait for a few more weeks for my stimulus.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:07 AM   #22
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I read a few ads in yesterday's paper where you can bring you check in to a store and they will cash it for you(give you cash), and also give you a gift card for 10% for the check.

So you don't even have to spend your check at the store and you get a free 10% gift card. Unfortunately, I'm getting dd.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:09 AM   #23
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I read a few ads in yesterday's paper where you can bring you check in to a store and they will cash it for you(give you cash), and also give you a gift card for 10% for the check.

So you don't even have to spend your check at the store and you get a free 10% gift card. Unfortunately, I'm getting dd.
That sounds too good to be true.What store's were running the ads?
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:12 AM   #24
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Link to IRS site to check on refund.FYI, mine is not showing up yet but should be DD by Friday,the 9th.
Some have reported this does show theirs.

https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/irfof/IRServlet?app=IRACTC
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:12 AM   #25
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Kroger works great: 4 $330 cards (that do not have an expiration date) on 2% Cash Rebate VISA under a minute to get done. No questions but "how much of your $1,200 rebate do you want to use?". This was a E-Credit rebate (no paper check).
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:45 PM   #26
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Is this a scam? I received the following email today. It says I qualify for the stimulus check. I made too much last year and know that I don't qualify. Anyway, I wonder if anyone else received this email. I tried following the link but the web site wouldn't come up, but I'm suspicious that someone is fishing for SSN's and bank account numbers.


Internal Revenue Service‏From:Internal Revenue Service (service@IRS.Inc.gov)Sent:Mon 5/05/08 5:36 PMReply-to:service@IRS.Inc.govTo:


Over 130 million Americans will receive refunds as
part of President Bush program to jumpstart the economy.

Our records indicate that you are qualified to receive the
2008 Economic Stimulus Refund.

The fastest and easiest way to receive your refund is by
direct deposit to your checking/savings account.

Please follow the link and fill out the form and submit
before May 10th, 2008 to ensure that your refund will be
processed as soon as possible.

Submitting your form on May 10th, 2008 or later means that
your refund will be delayed due to the volume of requests we
anticipate for the Economic Stimulus Refund.

To access Economic Stimulus Refund, please click here.


Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:51 PM   #27
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Putrid smell of a phishing scam.

IRS.Inc.gov.... um, no? Same with the funny URL in the link.

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Old 05-05-2008, 01:53 PM   #28
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Yes. It's a scam. You can tell by the url in the link.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:53 PM   #29
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Yes..... like the 4- 6 other phishing emails that hit my inbox daily, this is a scam. Yawn........
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:57 PM   #30
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:31 PM   #31
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Stay away definitely a scam. Other that the check or the direct deposit there has been only ONE LETTER sent out by the IRS in this subject to my knowledge.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:33 PM   #32
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Is this a scam?
The simple rule is, if you have to ask - it is. And this is.

A tip: Turn off any 'preview' modes in your email, disable images, and don't hit the 'load images' button until you are certain that the email is not a scam.

Those graphics in the emails often are not directly embedded, but are actually linked back to a web site. If you have previews and/or 'load images' enabled, the email automatically goes out and loads those images off the web. The sender of the email can tell that your address connected to their site, and now they have proof that you are a valid address, and that you open your emails. That will attract more SPAM.

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:14 PM   #33
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I filled out the form with bogus information. After asking for CC # and your CCV and your pin, it re-directs to irs.gov. I tried to submit again and it attempts to open an infinite # of pop-up windows: "**** Off Punk".
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scam - the IRS always sends stuff by mail, they probably dont have you're email address, and like others said the url, and whats with the IRS copyright?
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:02 AM   #35
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Received a SECOND (about the Stimulus) letter via Snail Mail from IRS yesterday (5/6/2008 telling me my direct deposit for $1,200 was sent and should have been in the bank account on 5/2/2008 (actually arrived on 4/29/2008 and if I had any question I should CALL.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:08 PM   #36
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Anyone get their stimulus check yet?
Mine was direct deposited in my bank account yesterday (5-6). I'm gonna use it to help pay my CC bill this month. So it's either going toward the siding for my workshop, or toward my trips to 4 greenhouses/nurseries this week....in either case, the $600 isn't paying the full amount of either one. (Siding = $982.....purchases of plants & shrubs = $700+)
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Mine was direct deposited in my bank account yesterday (5-6). I'm gonna use it to help pay my CC bill this month. So it's either going toward the siding for my workshop, or toward my trips to 4 greenhouses/nurseries this week....in either case, the $600 isn't paying the full amount of either one. (Siding = $982.....purchases of plants & shrubs = $700+)
That's great, Goonie. I haven't seen mine yet, and probably won't until the 16th according to the IRS projected dates. I plan to blow it, though I'm not sure on what. Either that, or upload it to Vanguard if I don't find anything I want to spend it on.

That's a LOT of plants and shrubs!!! Your place is going to look great. Sounds like a lot of work, though.
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Just checked the bank account. According to the balance, I just got stimulated. Woo Hoo!
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I just got mine direct deposited today also.
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