Monday, June 21, 2010

Open Wide, Gift Horse!

Today I got a tax refund check in the mail. Which would be a pleasant and wholly unremarkable thing, except that I owed taxes this year. And paid them already. *scratches head*

A bit of googling seems to indicate that such mystery checks are usually followed up with a letter of explanation. I hope mine arrives soon. And, y'know, makes sense. For the moment, I'm sort of afraid to cash the darned thing.

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  1. We the US Government would like you to cash this check! You will need to provide us with your bank account, social security number, and name/address. We will then WIRE directly to you all future checks using a partnership with Romanian and Nigerian banks.

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  2. Heh!

    Actually, "possible scam" was my first thought, but the check certainly appears legit. Well, a legit US Treasury check, anyway. Whether I'm actually entitled to the money or not may be an entirely different question. :)

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  3. Sounds like you might have entitled this: "Things That Befuddle Me, #1,475,927".

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