The email message below with the subject: "Tax repayments from 2014/2015," 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.
United Kingdom tax payers are advised to only go directly to https://www.gov.uk/ to claim refunds or perform other HM Revenue & Customs transactions, instead of clicking on a link in an email message.
The Phishing HM Revenue & Customs Email Message
From: HM Revenue & Customs [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 07 July 2016 12:18
Subject: Tax repayments from 2014/2015
HM Revenue & Customs
Dear Customer ,
We have detected that you have paid too much in the past, due to an official error. Therefore, HMRC applied ESC B41 to issue a repayment to tax years which are now out of date under the strict statute.
Tax refund : £395,61
Please click here to access the secure web form.
Completed return amounts take 1 to 2 days to appear on your account.
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.
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