Beware of “Automated Tax Refund Notification” HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email
May 17, 2016
The email message below: "Automated Tax Refund Notification," is a fake HM Revenue & Customs 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 Email Message
Subject: Automated Tax Refund Notification
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 18:59:10 -0500
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity , we determined that you are aligible to receive a tax refund of 796.86.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 10-14 days in order to process it.
To access your tax refund, please follow the steps bellow:
- Download the Tax Refund attached to this email
- Open it in a browser
- Follow the instructions on your screen
NOTE: A refund can be delayed a variety of reasons , for exemple submitting invalid records or applying after deadline.
Revenue and Tax Administrator
HM Revenue & Customs
Tax Credit Office
PO Box 1970
TAX REFUND ID: UK3239576-HMRC
Copyright � 2016, HM Revenue & Customs. All rights reserved.
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