HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Scam - "Overpayment Refund"
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The Fake and Phishing HM Revenue & Customs Email Message
Subject: Overpayment refund
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:24:52 -0400
HM Revenue & Customs
Southend on Sea
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.
HM Revenue & Customs
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