Phishing Scam - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Tax Refund Message
Sep 3, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "Tax Refund Message," is a fake. This email message was NOT sent by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), and is a phishing scam designed to steal your personal, contact and credit card information. So, do not click on the link or follow the instructions in the email message.
Please continue reading below.
The Phishing Email Message
From: <Message @tax.co.uk>
Subject: Tax Refund Message
For security purposes, your online account has been locked.
To restore your account, please click : Sign into My Barclays Account or my HMRC Account and proceed with the verification process.
The link in this email message will take you to one of the fake and malicious HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) websites below, if you click on it:
If you enter requested information on the fake web page, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind this scam, who will hijack your account and use it to steal your money.
If you were tricked into entering your personal an financial information on fake HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website, please change your password and contact them immediately.
For a list of other HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) phishing or fake email messages, click here.
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