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HMRC Tax Refund Scam - "You Are Eligible to Receive Tax Refund"

HMRC Tax Refund Scam - "You Are Eligible to Receive Tax Refund"

The email message below, which claims that the recipients are eligible to receive a tax refund, is a phishing scam. The email message was not sent by HM Revenue & Customs, but was instead, designed and sent by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into opening the attachment (a fake HMRC form), which will will ask them for their personal and financial information.

Please continue reading below.

If the recipients submit their information on the fake HMRC form, it will be sent to the scammers behind the email scam via the malicious website: www.todoparami.co, who will use it to steal their money, identities or use it for other malicious purposes.

The HMRC Phishing Email Message

Subject: Refund:‏

Tax Ref: HMRC/00228751-UK Tax Refund: 2013/2014:

You are eligible to receive tax refund of : ?323.56

Tax Calculation of annual fiscal year activity April 2013/2014

Note:

Please download the attached form to this letter to complete the process.

Your refund may take up to 7 - 14 days to process please make sure you complete the form correctly.

Our head office address can be found on our web site at

http://www.hmrc .gov.uk/

Sincerely,

Revenue and customs refund office

Please beware of email messages that ask you to click on a link or open an attachment. If you receive any email message which ask you to do the same, please go to the agency’s website and contact them via the contact email address or telephone number listed on the website, before clicking on any links, opening any attachments or following any instructions in the email message that you have received.

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