The email message below with the subject: "Claim Your Tax Refund Online," is a fake UK tax agency HM Revenue & Customs(HMRC) 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.
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
Claim Your Tax Refund Online
New Announcement UK ID: HEPBY5OW
We identified an error in the calculation of your tax from the last payment, amounting to GBP 244.17.
In order for us to return the excess payment, we need to confirm a few extra details after which the funds will be credited to your specified bank account.
Please submit the tax refund request and download the attached form by having your tax refund sent to your bank account in due time. To access your tax refund, please follow the steps bellow:
– download the Tax Refund Form attached to this email
– open it in a browser
– follow the instructions on your screen
We are here to ensure the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid.