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    Thumbs down H M Revenue and Customs refund

    Beware the tax man is back, received today from HMRC that I am due for refund, did not open but forwarded to email@actionfraud.org.uk Betty

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    It is going the email rounds again so beware.
    Looks very official and states is from hmrc.gov.uk
    Take note of the red text.

    *Download the attachment Zip within this mail,fill the form to update your account records*

    Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time,Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.
    If you think you might be lucky enough to be due a tax refund.
    WAIT until they send you a letter in the post with your tax and NI references. Only then can you

    P.S. the two emails I have juist received were actually from
    alert@online.co.uk
    helpdesk@report.co.uk
    not from hmrc.gov.uk which is where they seemed to be from.
    Last edited by Mutley; 24-04-2012 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Added a P.S.

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    I have had two e-mails this morning. Deleted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
    I have had two e-mails this morning. Deleted
    Wise move.

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    I had one yesterday as well and promptly deleted it.

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    The conmen are taking advantage of the fact that the Taxman made a mistake and lots of people are indeed due for an unexpected refund. My mother received a cheque last month, and a letter the next week saying what the cheque was for. No e-mails, no phone calls, no requests for information.

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    HMRC do NOT contact any of their 'clients' via e mail!

    If you think about it. you do not give them your e mail address on the SA tax return form or any other form.

    It is optional whether you let them have your telephone number....

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneius View Post
    HMRC do NOT contact any of their 'clients' via e mail!

    If you think about it. you do not give them your e mail address on the SA tax return form or any other form.

    It is optional whether you let them have your telephone number....
    But that is what the scammers will have from other sources, what they don't have is your other personal financial details which HMRC, your bank, paypal or other institutions do have and THE SCAMMERS desperately want.

    DON'T GIVE IT TO THEM.
    Remember the old proverb - 'A fool and his money are soon parted', it applies as much today, if not more, than in the times of our ancestors.

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