HMRC Scam - "Recalculation of Your Tax Refund"

HMRC Scam - Recalculation of Your Tax Refund

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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.

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

The Fraudulent Email Message

From: no-reply
Sent: 07 June 2014 18:32
Subject: Refund:

HMRC 2010-2013

Dear Applicant,

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

Andrew Doyle
HMRC Tax Credit Office

The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as applicable, copyright in these is reserved to HM Revenue & Customs.

Unless expressly authorized by us, any further dissemination or distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited.

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  • July 12, 2015 at 2:25 AM by an anonymous user from: Chandler, Arizona, United States

    Just got this and checked the email address it came from and it was jessica.nicholson@

    Why would the IRS use offcolormail as an email address? LOL wow they will stop at nothing to get peoples' information, mine said I was owed almost $2000 in missed funds.

    Would have been nice but I am glad I looked into it before I sent any information.

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HMRC Scam - "Recalculation of Your Tax Refund"