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Revenue & Customs Email Scam

Published by Shahdaroba Saturday 10th January 2009
Revenue & Customs Email Scam

It is that time of the year again and yet another email scam. I read in our local news rag that the latest email scam was being directed at taxpayers here in the UK.

It is reported that many thousands of emails were being sent out claiming to be from HM Revenue and customs informing individuals that they were due for a tax refund.

All the person had to do was fill in the online form with their bank or credit card details and their tax refund would be sent to them.

If you do give them your details you will be at risk of having your account cleaned out. So beware of bogus forms remember if you are due a tax refund it would not come via email.

This warning was issued by HMRC Government agency here in the UK.

his is the most sophisticated and prolific scam we have en-counted. We only ever contact customers who are due to a refund in writing by post. I would strongly encourage anyone receiving such an email to send it to us for investigation.

Lesley Strathie

HMRC chief executive

If you have received such an email you should forward it to phising@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk… or visit HM Revenue and customs


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