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Beware of e-mails bearing tax refunds

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have warned of a number e-mail scams inviting people to provide credit card details in order that a tax refund can be sent to them. The latest example includes an official looking form requesting full details of a credit card with the instruction that it must be returned within 2 days or the tax refund will be declined!

It even covers the situation where you do not have a credit card by inviting you to provide details of a nominee.

As HMRC say on their website:

HMRC would not inform customers of a tax rebate via email, or invite them to complete an online form to receive a rebate of tax.

Do not visit the website contained within the email or disclose any personal or payment information.

Email addresses used to distribute the tax rebate emails include:  

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) does not send out emails using these email addresses.



Date: 25th July, 2008
Author: Liz Cuthbertson


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