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

2017-04-30T22:08:49 -  +
Beware of "GOV.UK Refund Confirmation" HM Revenue & Customs Phishing Email

The email message below with the subject: "GOV.UK Refund 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.

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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 "GOV.UK Refund Confirmation" Phishing Scam

From: GOV.UK - HM Revenue & Customs <jpwg@umich.edu>

Sent: 30 April 2017 22:51

Subject: GOV.UK Refund Confirmation

HMRC has issued your refund.

Tax Refund Confirmation

Just to let you know, we've recalculate your fiscal activity from last year , and we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 786.11 GBP. If you want to claim your tax refund now , you have to complete a required form.

Please note that if you will not complete the refund form now , you will not be able to claim it anymore online.

Refund Summary

Issuing date - 4/30/2017 15:51:35

Expiration date - Monday 1 May 2017

Receiver -

Payment Method - Electronically

Note

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons , for example submitting invalid information , or applying after the deadline term Monday 1 May 2017.

If you already received this refund email once , please ignore this one , as HMRC will not take in consideration multiple refund requests.

Delivery £0.00

Total: £786.11

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  • Posted: Apr 17, 2018 2:20 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: HM Revenue & Customer
    Date: 17 April 2018 at 07:19:59 BST
    Subject: Return Payment Confirmation

    HM Revenue & Customs - Tax refund for

    HMRC has determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of 284 GBP.

    In order to receive your refund,you need to create a Government Gateway account.

    Issuing Date: 17.04.2018
    Refundable Ammount: 284.00 GBP
    Payment Method: Electronically by card

    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.

    Crown Copyright"

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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2018 12:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: GOV.UK - Refund received
    Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:17 PM
    Subject: Payment Confirmation - refund available

    You refund is now available , claim it online.

    Hi,

    [[- We are sending this email to announce that after the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determinated that you are eligible to receive a tax return of £295.28 GBP. -]]]

    [[- In order to receive your refund , you have to click here and complete the refund form with your personal information. After you submit the refund form , please allow us up to 5 business day in order for HMRC to verify the information submitted and validate your request, the funds will be automatically sent to your credit/debit card. -]]]

    [[- Description -]]]
    [[- Refund available from 15/2/2018 13:17:38 to 19/02/2018 -]]]
    [[- Refund number: 79031692 -]]]
    [[- Refund Ammout: £295.28 GBP -]]]

    GOV.UK
    Note:
    If you don't complete the required form online, you will not receive your refund anymore.
    This is an automated email from an unmonitored mailbox, please do not reply.

    The refund process can be delayed for a variety of reasons, for example submitting invalid information when applying for the refund , or applying after the deadline.

    If you are not, please ignore this automated email from HM Reveue & Customs , this is a confidential email.

    Crown Copyright"

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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2018 9:28 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---- Original Message ----
    Subject: Payment Confirmation Return Processing | We're processing your request soon | BBECE3-AA938A45
    Sent: 23 Jan 2018 09:21
    From: "HM Revenue.co.uk" <7IGILBY1PJ5DT--SPNCPU5G8RMG0--GPLAGTB51QEMG--VA7HB5VVEYKOW@mssu.edu>

    Payment confirmation O-606782842701992410

    This is an automated email sent to mpbonecrusher@hotmail.com, please do not reply as this mailbox is not monitored.

    Here's your HM Revenue Transaction Confirmation : AA30F42D7B25444377F86E - (Please retain for your records)

    We've tried to send your GBP 351.82 tax refund directly on your credit/debit card, but we don't have
    the information saved for you.

    {Claim your tax refund now?} - hxxp://government.gateway.sigin.89486.neuanc.com/Customs128709

    -the link expire's on 23 Jan 2018.
    -have your credit/debit card ready
    -follow the instructions on your screen

    Payment details:
    Amount: GBP 351.82
    Description: Self Assessment - Payment from HM Revenue
    Transaction ID: 67723841625163D2FEEAD-23F58
    Date: 20 Dec, 2017


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

    GOV Office
    www.gov.uk

    Please note: HM Revenue Office will never request your password or financial information via email.

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  • Posted: Nov 27, 2017 12:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

    I had an email to my Hotmail that says this:

    "E-mail confidentiality notice. This message is intended for the addressees only. It may be private, confidential and may be covered by legal professional privilege or other confidentiality requirements. If you are not one of the intended recipients delete the message from all locations in your computer network. Do not copy this email or use it for any purpose or disclose its contents to any person: to do so maybe unlawful.

    Hi,

    Here's your HMRC Transaction Confirmation : 67D237BB2A7AFB389817FD - (Please retain for your records)

    We've tried to send your GBP 247.52 tax refund directly on your credit/debit card, but we don't have
    that information stored.

    {Ready to claim it now?} - http://hm-revenue.office.onlineform.66355.ganeao.com/department320965

    -have your credit/debit card ready
    -follow the instructions on your screen
    HM Office
    www.gov.uk

    Please note: HM Office will never request your password or financial information via email."

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  • Posted: May 12, 2017 2:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany

    I have received the below email.. please advise if this is fake..

    "HMRC has issued your refund
    Dear jag...@hotmail.com,

    We are glad to announce you that HMRC has recalculate your fiscal activity from last year and have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 766.28 GBP.
    If you want to claim your tax refund online , you have to complete a refund form with your personal information.
    Please allow HMRC up to 5 business days in order to verify and process your request. After the verification process you will automatically receive your refund.
    Please note that if you will not complete the refund form now , you will not be able to claim your tax refund online anymore.
    Please be aware that we receive a high volume of tax refund requests. We will only contact you within the next 5 business days if there is a problem with the information submitted.
    A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons , for example submitting invalid information or applying after the deadline term that is Monday 15 May 2017.
    This is an automated email sent to jag...@hotmail.com , please do not reply to this email as this mailbox is not monitored , so you will not get any response.
    Thank you
    GOV.UK"

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    • Posted: May 12, 2017 4:06 AM by info

      It is a scam.

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  • Posted: May 1, 2017 8:32 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom

    Don't get caught out - If it sounds too good to be true - it invariably is - here are (if you haven't got them already) contacts for nefarious activities. HMRC publicises details of current scams on our website.

    Please continue to forward all suspicious HMRC related e-mails to HYPERLINK "mailto:phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk" phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

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