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Bogus tax refund notice

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OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 24 Feb 2013 12:48

Simple Rule - "Never" click on a link in any e-mail that asks you for your bank or credit card details :-)

Sue

Sue Report 24 Feb 2013 12:24

Thanks all, really helpful info. Was wondering what to do about it, but the main thing is to protect vulnerable people. :-D :-D

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 24 Feb 2013 12:19


From HMRC Website:-

Tax rebate

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will never send notifications of a tax rebate by email, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email.

Do not visit the website contained within the email or disclose any personal or payment information.

A selection of fake email addresses used to distribute the tax rebate emails can be seen below:

services@hmrc.co.uk
service@hmrc.gov.uk
service.refund@hmrc.gov
secure@hmrc.co.uk
hmrc@gov.uk
taxes@hmrc.co.uk
taxrefund-notice@hmrc.gov.uk
refund-help@hmrc.gov.uk
service@online.com
email@hmrc.gov.uk
refund.alert@hmrc.gov.uk
refunds@hmrc.gov.uk
customs@hmrc.gov.uk
srvcs@hmrc.gov.uk
alertsonline@hmrc.co.uk
info@hmrc.gov.uk
rebate@hmrc.gov.uk

HMRC do not send e-mails or use any of the above addresses to notify you of a tax rebate, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/reporting.htm

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 24 Feb 2013 12:16

I've had one, and knew it was a scam, as I rarely give out my e-mail address and know they would send me a letter.
I reported it to the tax people.

JustGinnie

JustGinnie Report 24 Feb 2013 12:14

Yes both OH and I have had those emails, clue for me was I haven't paid tax for several years.

Sue

Sue Report 24 Feb 2013 12:12

Has anyone else had one of these. My OH checked it out, and we think it was a scam to get bank details etc., The clue that all was not ok was that it was sent to my email address. Also, no address, just Customs and Excise, London. Refunds, by post only.

Would be interested to know, if anyone has had one, also as a warning, to check out the authenticity of same.

Sue :-)