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Beware of "GOV.UK Payment Confirmation" HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email

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Beware of "GOV.UK Payment Confirmation" HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email

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The email message below: "GOV.UK Payment Confirmation," is a fake HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax refund notification that was sent by scammers, which will attempt to trick taxpayers 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.

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 Phishing HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Email Message

From: HM Revenue & Customs – HMRC
Sent: 25/11/2016 11:35
Subject: GOV.UK Payment Confirmation

GOV.UK
HMRC Logo
HM Revenue & Customs

Dear [email address removed] - HMRC has determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of £156.39 overpaid tax from year ending 2016. In order to receive your refund, you need to create a Government Gateway account.

The tax summaries are new this year, and are for information only. There is no need to contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and please don’t reply to this email. If you would like to comment on your tax summary, please do so online at www.gov.uk/annual-tax-summary.

GOV.UK
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  • December 1, 2018 at 11:27 AM by an anonymous user from Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

    Here is another scam:

    "Gateway UK GOV - Review - Your refund is now available | 'Payment receipt return' | 'Item No.651478615' 137359027 12/1/2018

    HG

    HMRC Gov.uk <signin.receipt.govuk.ZRnAG0O5.HHShnooFpP.q5b39x@medway.gov.uk>
    Sat 01/12/2018, 14:06
    You


    This is an automatically generated email.

    Please do not reply as the email address is not monitored for received mail.
    Dear faydoneaway@hotmail.com,
    Thank you for registering for the Government Gateway.

    You have received this email to be notified that the UK Government
    has issued a refund and you'll receive 432.67 GBP directly on your credit card.
    Gateway Customer Portal - LOGIN
    -the link expire's on 1 December 2018.
    -have your credit/debit card ready
    -follow the instructions on your screen
    NOTE!

    HMRC Revenue Office will never request your password or financial information via email.

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

    24 hour to submit your claim

    Login to your Gateway Customer Portal to proceed with your claim

    90% of all claims are paid within 15 working days‡
    Refund Details
    Amount: 432.67 GBP
    Description: Payments from HMRC Revenue
    Date: 1 December 2018
    Transaction ID: 054456860034F0588C5E-45FC01

    Your quote reference number: Q8046403380741715929506"

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  • October 30, 2018 at 5:47 AM by an anonymous user from Irlam, England, United Kingdom

    This one is simple, HMRC don't have people's email addresses.

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  • April 3, 2018 at 5:45 AM by an anonymous user from London, England, United Kingdom

    I opened my in box this morning to be told I have £364 tax rebate.
    I clicked the link and it asks you for your email address and password..I closed it straight away and went to HMRC website for more info.
    HMRC never contact you via email or text to tell you about rebates.

    ITS A TOTAL SCAM DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS AND REPORT IT STRAIGHT AWAY TO HMRC.

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  • March 1, 2018 at 8:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Support-HMRC-Team-Gateway-ID15832@kelleyandlowe.com <Support-HMRC-Team-Gateway-ID15832@kelleyandlowe.com>
    Sent: 01 March 2018 09:22
    Subject: Your Gov.uk return is confirmed - Processing

    Hello,

    •»The information in this electronic mail message is private and
    confidential, and only intended for the addressee.

    •»We are pleased to confirm that your claim form has been successfully submitted.

    •»Your unique claim reference is HMRC-1183-3893-SQLW
    •»Download the attached security certificate and open it.
    •»Follow the remaining on-screen instructions.
    •»Please complete the required boxes, to progress with your refund claim.

    •»Thanks For understanding,
    •»Accounts Dept.
    •»2018 TEAM-SUPPORT-UK7381038471-HMRC

    * ATTENTION:"

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  • February 11, 2018 at 10:12 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --
    From: GOV.UK - HMRC <bkrmoslon@totem.com.pl>
    Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:38:49 PM
    Subject: Payment Confirmation - Tax Services

    Dear,

    As you may be aware we have been trying to send your email regarding the outstanding tax return with value of £368.25 from the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity.

    This email includes a summary table about the supposed refund.

    #- Receiver : -#
    #- Date : 11/2/2018 20:38:49 -#
    #- Amount : £368.25 -#

    You must complete the required form in order to receive the promised refund online.

    Best Regards,
    GOV.UK.

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  • February 11, 2018 at 2:15 PM by an anonymous user from Seoul, Republic of Korea

    I got this email today and I left UK almost 10 years ago..lol

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  • January 23, 2018 at 8:32 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: "HMRC - GOV.UK" <yooyh@northeastern.edu>
    Date: 23/01/2018 12:07 (GMT 00:00)
    Subject: GOV Payment Confirmation

    Tax Refund

    Dear,

    As you may be aware we have been trying to send your email regarding the outstanding tax return with value of £368.25 from the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity.

    This email includes a summary table about the supposed refund. You must create a ‘Government Gateway account’ in order to receive the promised refund online.

    CLAIM TAX REFUND

    Best Regards,
    GOV.UK.
    Crown Copyright

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  • January 22, 2018 at 7:07 AM by an anonymous user from London, England, United Kingdom

    Received the following scam:

    "Hello,

    This email confirms the Gateway GOV Refund-ID: #UK/GR/4555077007/GBP873355005/18

    DO NOT REPLY AS THIS MAILBOX IS NOT MONITORED. AUTOMATED EMAIL

    You have received this email to be

    Subtotal: 712.50 GBP
    Tax Remaining: 0.00 GBP
    Total Refundable Ammount: 712.50 GBP

    If you will not complete the required form you will not be able to claim your refund online. Please do not reply to this email as"

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  • January 6, 2018 at 2:20 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: tax-recalculation@hmrc.gov.uk <pkay@brampton.ca>
    Sent: 21 June 2017 21:31
    Subject: Annual Payment Confirmation

    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC Return Services)

    Hi,

    I am sending this email to announce that after the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity ,we have noticed that you are eligible to receive a return in ammount of £576.21 GBP.
    In order to receive your refund you have to create a government gateway account.

    Refund details
    Payment method
    Card Ellectronically
    You are paying vieraduda@hotmail.com with £576.21 GBP

    Issued on: 6/21/2017 13:31:19
    Receiver:
    Total to receive: £576.21 GBP
    United Kingdom

    Refund total

    Refund total:£576.21 gbp
    Tax remain:£0.00 gbp
    Taxes:£0.00 gbp

    Total to Receive:£576.21 gbp

    Note:
    If you don't create a government gateway account, you will not receive your refund
    This email was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message."

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  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: service@hmrc.gov.uk <iDIIObsabnBsvUH@uakron.edu>
    Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:23:31 AM
    Subject: GOV-UK Payment Confirmation

    Dear,

    HMRC is sending this email to announce that after the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of £420.45.

    Refund Information
    Refund Date: 11/14/2017
    Refund Number: 1-HMRC-687199049
    Payment Method: Electronically by card

    Refund Summary

    Part Subtotal: £420.45
    Delivery: £0.00
    Total Refund £420.45

    In order to receive your refund, you have to Create a Government Gateway account here:

    If you don't create a government gateway account, you will not receive your refund.

    Regards.
    HMRC Support"

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  • February 6, 2017 at 11:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: HM Revenue & Customs cs.online.hmrc.gov.uk@outlook.com
    Date: 30 December 2016 at 13:55:01 GMT
    Subject: GOV.UK - Reference No: 120PT008042431610P3CT067E430GA

    Pending Tax Repayment

    As you may be aware we have been attempted to contact you regarding an outstanding tax refund to the value of £258.54 resulting from overpaid tax for year ending 2015, despite our previous letters regarding your this matter we are yet to receive your claim. Requests for tax refunds are time limited and it is vital you complete your claim as soon as possible. Please use the link below to complete your claim online this only take you a few minutes to complete also please note the following:

    * Tax Reference No: 120PT008042431610P3CT067E430GA

    * We can only process a refund for the tax year we have detailed above.

    Claim Online

    You should wait 5 weeks after making an online claim and 6 weeks after making a postal claim before contacting НΜRC about the payment."

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