Received this weekend from, it says, irs.us (ha!):
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.
The link, I need hardly point out, doesn’t go to the government; it goes to a site in South Korea.
This last touch, though, is almost charming in a cynical sort of way:
NOTE: If you received this message in you SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the large amount of e-mails we are sending out or because of the restrictions implemented by your ISP.
© Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.
It is to laugh.