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      Police warn of tax refund email scam

      The Alpena Police Department is warning of a email scam that is claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

      The Alpena Police Department is warning of a email scam that is claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

      The email says the recipient is eligible to receive an additional tax refund under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. It will then tell you that you need to create a special "e-refund" account.

      Creating this account will provide confidential banking information to those behind the scam.

      Alpena Police are encouraging recipients to delete the email and not to respond.