HARDIN COUNTY - Consumers have reported to the BBB that they are receiving a notice via email that there has been a problem with their tax return. The "notice" is written in very poor English with numerous misspellings and errors.

Below is a copy of one of the emails exactly as it appears; misspellings, bad grammar and all:

"Hereby we hav to inform that Your Federal Tax Refund Appeal ({ID: 4290048----), recently has been RETURNED. If you believe that IRS did not properly estimate your case due to miscomprehension of the fact(s), be prepared to equip additional information. You can obtain refusal to accept details and re-submit your appeal by clicking a link below. Please enter official website for more details"

They provide an address and website location, which they claim are for the Department of Treasury. They even include hours of operation to try and convince the taxpayer that it is legitimate.

This is a phishing expedition designed to con consumers into revealing sensitive information and also is being used as a tool to hack into databases.

Do not open the email and do not "enter the official website" as the email requests. It is all bogus and very bad news.