HMRC Scam - "Recalculation of Your Tax Refund"
Jun 9, 2014
The email message below: "Recalculation of Your Tax Refund," is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information. The email message was not sent by HMRC. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money.
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The Fraudulent Email Message
From: no-reply @hmrc.gov.uk
Sent: 07 June 2014 18:32
RECALCULATION OF YOUR TAX REFUND
LOCAL OFFICE No. 3819
TAX CREDIT OFFICER: Andrew Doyle
TAX REFUND ID NUMBER: 028012957
REFUND AMOUNT: 549.79 GBP
UK028012957-HMRC: After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a Tax refund of 549.79 GBP.
We have attached the tax return form with the TAX REFUND NUMBER ID: 028012957, Complete the tax return form attached to this message.
After completing the form, please submit the form by clicking the SUBMIT Button at the bottom of the claim form and allow us 5-7 business days in order to process your claim.
Our head office address can be found on our web site at http://www.hmrc.co.uk/
HMRC Tax Credit Office
TAX REFUND ID: UK028012957-HMRC
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