Monday, January 26, 2009

I have a Stimulus Payment!

Some spam just makes you smile.  This one is from the "Internal Revenue Service"

Speaking of stimulus payments, NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me last weekend had some fun with the fact that the porn industry was looking for a bailout.  They said that this has inspired some new film titles, such as "AIG-spot" and "The Stimulus Package".  :) 

Anyway, here's the email I got:
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a Stimulus Payment.
Please submit the Stimulus Payment Online Form in order to process it.

A Stimulus Payment can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To submit your Stimulus Payment form, please download the attached document.

Note: If filing or preparation fees were deducted from your 2007 Refund or you
received a refund anticipation loan, you will be receiving a check instead of a
direct deposit.

Internal Revenue Service

Just for fun, I opened the attached document in Google Spreadsheets. It was empty. I'm sure it had quite a payload of nasties hidden in its ballast.

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