What does code 1242 and 1201 mean on WMR status?

When I checked the status of my refund I got this message............... There is a delay in processing your tax return. For more information, please continue. If you have questions or need additional information, please have the following on hand when you call: A copy of this page. A copy of your tax... show more When I checked the status of my refund I got this message...............

There is a delay in processing your tax return. For more information, please continue.

If you have questions or need additional information, please have the following on hand when you call:
A copy of this page.
A copy of your tax return.
The Social Security Number, Filing Status, and refund amount claimed on your return.
Any notice that you have received concerning your refund.
Please mention reference number 1201 to the IRS Customer Service Representative.

My brother received this message................

We have received your tax return and it is being reviewed. For more information, please continue.

Please read the following information related to your tax situation:
Tax Topic 151, Your Appeal Rights
If you have questions or need additional information, please have the following on hand when you call:
A copy of this page.
A copy of your tax return.
The Social Security Number, Filing Status, and refund amount claimed on your return.
Any notice that you have received concerning your refund.
Please mention reference number 1242 to the IRS Customer Service Representative.

Does anyone know what theses codes mean and how long before we get our refunds. I filed in April, he filed in June. We have contacted the IRS and they are giving the run around. HELP PLEASE!!!
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