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Beware of "Automated Tax Refund Notification" HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email

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Beware of "Automated Tax Refund Notification" HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email

The email message below: "Automated Tax Refund Notification," is a fake HM Revenue & Customs tax refund 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 Phishing HM Revenue & Customs Email Message

From: contact.hmrc.gov.uk@sudhisalooja.com
Subject: Automated Tax Refund Notification
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 18:59:10 -0500

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity , we determined that you are aligible to receive a tax refund of 796.86.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 10-14 days in order to process it.

To access your tax refund, please follow the steps bellow:

- Download the Tax Refund attached to this email

- Open it in a browser

- Follow the instructions on your screen

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

Revenue and Tax Administrator

HM Revenue & Customs

Tax Credit Office

PO Box 1970

Liverpool

L75 1WX

TAX REFUND ID: UK3239576-HMRC

Copyright � 2016, HM Revenue & Customs. All rights reserved.

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  • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 5:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Stockport, England, United Kingdom

    I've filled it in and sent it. What do I do now? I feel stupid.

    delete


    • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 6:07 PM by info

      Contact your credit card company or bank for help. Let them know that you were tricked into sending your credit card and personal information to cybercriminals via a phishing scam. Also, it is recommended that you change the passwords for your online accounts.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 16, 2017 at 2:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hereford, England, United Kingdom

    I have had the same email what, shall I do?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 16, 2017 at 2:46 PM by info

      Just delete it and do not follow the instructions in it.

      delete


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