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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Tax Credit Office Refund Phishing Scam

2015-05-05T11:15:08 -  +
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Tax Credit Office Refund Phishing Scam

The email message below which appears as if was sent by HMRC, claiming the recipients are entitled to refunds, is a fake. This email message was NOT sent by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), and is a phishing scam designed to steal their personal and credit card information. So, do not open the attachment and follow the instructions in it.

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The Phishing Email Message

Subject: Refund

Dear Applicant,

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity you are eligible to receive a tax refund.

REFUND AMOUNT: 323.56 - GB

We have attached the tax refund form with the TAX REFUND NUMBER ID: 11722509.

Download and complete the tax refund form attached to this message.

After completing the form, please submit the form by clicking the

SUBMIT button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.

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

Revenue & Customs: http://www.hmrc .gov.uk

Sincerely,

Kevin Cowan,
HMRC Tax Credit Office
Preston

TAX REFUND ID: UK11722509-HMRC

If you enter requested information on the attached form, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind this scam, who will hijack your account and use it to steal your money.

HMRC will never send an email message with an attached form requesting personal information, finanancial information and account credentials (username and password).

If you were tricked into submitting your personal an financial information on fake HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) refund form, please change your password and contact them immediately.

For a list of other HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) phishing or fake email messages, click here.

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  • Posted: Jan 31, 2016 8:31 PM by info

    Here is another tax refund phishing scam:

    "Subject: Refund
    Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 02:00:39 -0700

    Dear Applicant,

    You are eligible to receive a tax refund after the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity

    REFUND AMOUNT: Ј323.56 - GB

    We have attached the tax refund form with the TAX REFUND NUMBER ID: 11844509.
    Download and complete the tax refund form attached to this message.

    After completing the form, please submit the form by clicking the
    SUBMIT button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.

    Our head office address can be found on our web site at HM
    Revenue & Customs: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk

    Sincerely,

    Kevin Cowan,
    HMRC Tax Credit Office
    Preston
    TAX REFUND ID: UK11722509-HMRC"

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