The Tax Refund You Are About to Receive – is a Scam

Posted: 5th May 2011

HM Revenue and Customs have reported an upsurge in a common ‘phishing’ scam, in which an email is sent advising that the recipient is due a tax refund and that all that is required to make the refund is your bank account and security information.

On receipt of this information from anyone fooled by the scam, the fraudsters proceed to clear out the bank account.
If you receive such an email, do not respond to it: forward it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk as soon as possible.
HMRC NEVER advise of tax refunds by way of email. See their online security advice.
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