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Internal Revenue Service Scam

This was in my mailbox this morning:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity
we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days
in order to IWP the data received.
If u don’t receive your refund within 9 business
days from the original IRS mailing date shown,
you can start a refund trace online.

If you distribute funds to other organization, your records must show wether
they are exempt under section 497 (c) (15). In cases where the recipient org.
is not exempt under section 497 (c) (15), you must have evidence the funds will
be used for section 497 (c) (15) purposes.

If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient’s name and address; the purpose of the award; the maner of
section; and the realtionship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

This notification has been sent by the Internal Revenue Service,
a bureau of the Department of the Treasury.
Sincerely Yours,

John Stewart
Director, Exempt. Organization
Rulings and Agreements Letter
Internal Revenue Service

The IRS uses “u” for “you?”

An IRS e-mail signed by a real person?


Just another scam.

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Crime, Cultural, ExPat Life, Financial Issues, Living Conditions, Social Issues | | 6 Comments

GQSSC – Hot on Her Heels – Q8Dutchie!

I don’t know why I find these photos so moving . . . so poignant . . . but I do! New contestant Q8Dutchie is close on the heels of our first entrant, Ansam, with these great sand and surf photos:

What I don’t understand, and what I marvel at, is why when we know the footprints are indented, do they look the opposite, as if they are coming out of the sand? It must be a trick of the shadows. Woo Hooo, Q8Dutchie!

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Community, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 1 Comment

Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge – Our First Entry: Ansam

Mere minutes after the Great Kuwait Sand and Surf Challenge was launched, we had an entry.

Wooo HOOOO, Ansam, our very first entrant! And what a day at the beach this was. Can you guess my very favorite?

Ansam, you truly capture the joy of a day in sand and surf! (I LOVE the first photo!)

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | | 12 Comments

November 2, 2008 Sunrise

Finally – a day at home. I crave these days, I need these days. Introverts need quiet, reflective time to recharge, to find their inner balance. I plan a day of work, but work I love. I’ve cleaned and organized my workroom, and I yearn to get busy with my day’s goals.

Sunset was weird this morning – it had to get beyond the thick bands of cloud on the horizon before it could show – more like 6:20 than 6’ish.

Are those November colors, or what?

Here is the weather at 0800:

And here is the five day forecast (For those of you not living here, this is heaven in Kuwait):

Have a great day, Kuwait! 🙂

November 2, 2008 Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, sunrise series, Weather | 4 Comments