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Beware of HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Scam - "Overpayment Refund"

2015-04-21T13:48:55 -  +
Beware of HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Scam - "Overpayment Refund"

The email message below: "Overpayment Refund," is a fake HM Revenue & Customs tax 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 Fake and Phishing HM Revenue & Customs Email Message

From: williams@inebraska.com
Subject: Overpayment refund
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:24:52 -0400

HM Revenue & Customs
Alexander House
Southend on Sea
Essex
SS99 1AA

Re: Tax Refund Notification

Our record indicates that you have overpaid tax. Therefore, eligible to receive a tax refund of 425.65 GBP

To reclaim overpaid tax you must submit a tax refund request and allow us 2-3 weeks in order to process it.

In order to process your refund you will need to complete the attached application form. Download the attached form with this email and complete the form.

When might you have overpaid tax through your job?

You may have paid too much tax if:

* you started a new job and had an emergency tax code for a while

* your employer was using the wrong tax code

Note : A refund can be delayed a variety of reasons, for example submitting invalid records or applying after deadline.

Yours Sincerely,

HM Revenue & Customs

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