Beware of "GOV.UK Payment Confirmation" HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email
Nov 25, 2016
The email message below: "GOV.UK Payment Confirmation," is a fake HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax refund notification that was sent by scammers, which will attempt to trick tax payers into completing a fake application form that asks them for their credit card, personal, account information. The recipients are then asked to respond to the same email message with the completed form. Once the scammers have their victims' information, they will use it to rip them off.
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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, and change their online passwords immediately.
The Phishing HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Email Message
From: HM Revenue & Customs – HMRC
Sent: 25/11/2016 11:35
Subject: GOV.UK Payment Confirmation
HM Revenue & Customs
Dear [email address removed] - HMRC has determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of £156.39 overpaid tax from year ending 2016. In order to receive your refund, you need to create a Government Gateway account.
The tax summaries are new this year, and are for information only. There is no need to contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and please don’t reply to this email. If you would like to comment on your tax summary, please do so online at www.gov.uk/annual-tax-summary.
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