Beware of Phishing Scam - "HM Revenue & Customs Tax Refund Notification"
Mar 21, 2015
The email message below: "HM Revenue & Customs Tax Refund Notification" is a fake, which will attempt to trick tax payers into visiting a phishing website, thinking they will receive their tax refunds. But the fake website will steal their personal, credit card or banking information. Victims of this phishing scam are advised to contact their bank or credit card company as soon as possible to report the stolen credit card information.
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The Fake and Phishing HM Revenue & Customs Email Message
HM Revenue & Customs
Tax Refund Notification
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 468.50 GBP. Please submit the tax refund request and click here by having your tax refund send to your bank account in due time
Please Click Here to have your tax refund to your bank account, your tax refund will be sent to your bank account in due time take your time to go through the bank we have on our list Note : A refund can be delayed a variety of reasons, for example submitting invalid records or applying after deadline.
HM Revenue & Customs
The link in the email message, which claims that the victims can have their tax refund deposited to their bank accounts, will take them to the fake or phishing websites:
http://refund-hmrc .uk-6159368de39251d7a-login.id-107sbtd9cbhsbt d5d80a13c0db1f54 6757jnq9j57546757 52240566.isteksut.com/IlOyTgNjFrGtH tEwVo/indexx.php
The fake HM Revenue & Customs websites have a form that requests personal and banking information, which it claims the potential victims need to enter in order to receive their tax refund on their VISA or MasterCard. But, any information entered on the form will be sent to the scammers or cyber-criminals behind the fake websites.
Victims of this phishing scam are advised to contact their bank or credit card company immediately to report the stolen credit card information.
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