Friday, November 09, 2007

We're Getting a Refund

GEORGE

Look everyone! The Crew got a very important e-mail from someone called IRS. Mom says that means Infernal Revenue Service and they take more than squillions of green papers from hardworking people to spend foolishly. I didn't know there was anything more than squillions!

Anyway, here is our letter.


Tax Notification

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
United States Department of the Treasury
.................................................................................

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $228.80.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

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

To access the form for your tax refund, click here

Note: For security reasons, we will record your IP address, the date and time.
Deliberate wrong inputs will be prosecuted by law.

.................................................................................
Regards,
Internal Revenue Service



But see, our letter doesn't say they want to take anything from us. It says they want to give us $228.80 worth of green papers. Mom says this is called a "refund". Can you believe that?! Just think how much 'nip or how many glitter balls we can buy with that many green papers!

Misty, do you think all those green papers will fit in your pink purse? We'll go shopping and you all can get some toys and I can get a life-time supply of primo 'nip and maybe we can even buy Mom something nice, too.

Or (gasp) maybe we can finally get a STROLLER !!!

But listen up everyone...here is the interesting part! Mom says when you have a job and the job gives you green papers, you have to give some of them to the IRS. And if you don't give them some, they'll come and TAKE them 'cause they want green papers from everybody! But since none of The Crew has ever had a job or been given any green papers of our very own, we never gave any to the IRS. So how did we get this refund? This is a real puzzle.

Do you think the IRS came into our house and stole some of Mom & Dad's green papers and now they want to give them back to us? Do you think it's because they know we're cats? Or maybe they know we're members of the cat blogosphere?

Mom says I should forget about this...that some bad person is playing a joke on us and wants to steal our identity and maybe Mom & Dad's green papers...that there really isn't a refund and I can't get a stroller after all. What do you think?!

27 Comments:

At November 09, 2007 10:50 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

That makes me very angry! I think I know the name of the person who tried to trick you. His name is Scam Artist. And he is BAD! Because I was getting all excited that you might be getting a stroller. Be very, very careful of Mr. Artist. I would not want him to hurt you.

 
At November 09, 2007 10:54 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dat is a bad trick to play on beans...mom sez da same thing, dey take our hard earned dollars and waste dem on stoopid stuff.

 
At November 09, 2007 11:36 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Wow, the Nigerian Scammers are getting really interesting! I think I'd listen to your mom. The IRS either sends you a check with no reason (in which case you cash away!) or want more green papers. And more. And more.

Chase

 
At November 09, 2007 12:00 PM, Blogger The Furry Kids said...

These green papers are very confusing. I am sorry that this is pretend and that you can't go on a shopping spree. :(

Titus

 
At November 09, 2007 12:00 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

wait - we clicked on the linkie and the page from worldnet.nl cannot be finded. does you live in the netherlands? did you werk there? inneresting!

 
At November 09, 2007 1:43 PM, Blogger William said...

Sorry, kids, that's not real fish, but phish.

And just when I was getting excited for you all.

 
At November 09, 2007 2:15 PM, Blogger Gemini said...

Oh I was all excited about your stroller but Momma said that your parents were probably right. Sigh. That is so bad.

 
At November 09, 2007 3:19 PM, Blogger Mungo N Teazer (and the Firecat too!!!) said...

Yur momma is furry smart. Our momma sez da Eye Arr Ess nefur talks to beeens by email. If it wuz reel, dey woulda sent a real letter wif da forms alreddy innit.

Dis is a natempt to steel your momma's private info like her Soshum Seekureity numbah. Too bad not all beens is smart like yur momma an will send dese meanies all da info dey want.

 
At November 09, 2007 5:01 PM, Blogger Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Dang, I thought you guys were getting a stroller! Sadly, I am among the strollerless too.

 
At November 09, 2007 6:28 PM, Blogger Max said...

I think your mom is pretty smart, and we need to find the spammer and kick him in the nads. Hard.

 
At November 09, 2007 6:59 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Be careful of those funny messages that come through.

 
At November 09, 2007 8:29 PM, Blogger PB & J said...

Oh my, that's tricky - extra monies is always nice, but it sounds fishy (and not in a good way).

 
At November 10, 2007 6:13 AM, Blogger Ramses said...

They could at least plant lots of catnip with all the monies they take! I still don't like the idea of this working thing though... Guess I'll have to live without a stroller too in that case! ;)

 
At November 10, 2007 9:54 AM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

I think your Mommy's right. The IRS doesn't send emails, they only send snail mail to your mommy's mailbox that's outside of the house. Sorry it's not true :(

 
At November 10, 2007 5:38 PM, Blogger Caesar and Princess said...

Oh no! What will they think of next.
My heart was pumped, we were ready to help you do some online shopping too...
We are very mad that there are mean dishonest people in the blogosphere sending nutty emails like this... confusing the innocent and fluffy.

 
At November 10, 2007 7:46 PM, Blogger TT said...

Oh goodness, I was hopings you woulds gets that stroller toos.

 
At November 11, 2007 7:23 AM, Blogger Parker said...

Yup, it's a scam. It's a shame too 'cause a stroller would heve been nice. It's on my list for Santa Paws!

 
At November 11, 2007 8:54 AM, Blogger Ariel said...

I agree this is a cruel scam.

 
At November 11, 2007 11:32 AM, Blogger Mickey said...

:( :( :(
Meanies!Bad Meanies!!!

 
At November 11, 2007 12:36 PM, Blogger Skeeter And LC said...

Awww Mouse-Droppings! We were so happy for you until The Big Thing pointed out it was a E-MAIL an the IRS wouldn't do it that way! (Well, what do WE know about the IRS?)...

Bye-bye Stroller!

 
At November 11, 2007 1:04 PM, Blogger Henry Helton said...

Hey guess what? I got a sister!

 
At November 11, 2007 4:16 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Those are mean peepull gitting yoo all excited about a stroller. We don't beeleev them either.

 
At November 11, 2007 5:30 PM, Blogger Monica said...

OH my goodness. We heard about that scam on the news last week. I'm so glad that your mom knew not to send them your information!

 
At November 12, 2007 9:24 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Misty, I'm coming over! I'll let yoor mom rub my tummy all she wants. I love tummy rubs almost as much as BACON!~Speedy

 
At November 12, 2007 11:56 AM, Blogger The Furry Fighter said...

my mummy had something similar - but it was a NIgerian oil millionaire who wanted to smiggle some money from Nigeria, all he wanted to do was use Mummy's bank account and then pay her something like 5 million pounds!!! she told them to get lost in no uncertain terms!

 
At November 12, 2007 11:37 PM, Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

A Stroller? Wooo Hooooo!

 
At November 22, 2007 6:39 PM, Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

Be furry careful of stuff sent to you on the internet, 'cuz you don't usually give the IRS your email address when your file your taxes! I smell ... turkey, of course ... but I also smell a SCAM!

Happy Thanksgiving to your fambly! Eat as much (burp!) turkey as you can manage!
DMM and the Feline Americans

 

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