Anyone else get a "Fresno Tax Refund" from the US Treasury?

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  1. adversary

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    I got a check in the mail without any explanation for 805 dollars. I have no idea why I received this. When I filed my taxes, I was expected to only get 70 dollars and I got that check a week prior to this one. Did anyone else get one? It looks like a legitimate check and I did check it on the IRS.Gov site.
     
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  3. shouldbeasleep

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    One can only hope.

    No, I haven't heard of anyone getting one. My son did his taxes (on line with Turbotax) and three days later he got a refund check from the state. We thought that was pretty cool.
     
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    Quite a few times depositing check has hidden clause of enrollment in something. I used to get check from Bank Of America of $10, if I deposit, I am automatically enrolled in their credit monitoring package costing $159 / year.
    You can wait for 30 days, and ask your bank if it is real
    I googled "Fresno Tax Refund" and it has been around since 2008 at least
    Be careful.
     
  5. Caesar753

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    There's talk on various message boards about the Fresno Tax Refund since 2006. No one seems to know what it is, and nothing about it is mentioned on the IRS webpage.

    I'd probably stay away from it, or at least call the IRS and ask about it before depositing it.
     
  6. tinytotsteacher

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    I googled it too and didn't find anything, IRS website didn't list it either. I agree, call your local area IRS to make sure it's not a scam.
     
  7. Ms. I

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    Never heard of it & I sure didn't get one myself.
     
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    If it is a true IRS check they will send you paperwork in a few weeks saying they amended your return. Wait and see if you get it before cashing. I forgot to add the $400 work credit for my DS and he got $400 more. They sent a letter to him.
     
  9. adversary

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    thing is, i called the IRS and when the automated message told me to plug in the exact amount of money that it said on the check, it verified. the same thing when i checked on the IRS website. i guess it's a legitimate check; i just have no idea why i got it.
     
  10. MissSkippyjonJones

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    I just got one in the mail today too...no info just the check.
     

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