Skip to content

Beware of e-mails from the Tax Office

September 8, 2010

You have no doubt heard on the news that HM Revenue and Customs have managed to muck up the PAYE system so that millions of people who have overpaid will now receive refunds, while others have underpaid and may have to stump up more.

 

It has not taken the criminal fraternity long to latch on to this and scammers are already busily sending out e-mails purporting to be from HMRC informing the recipient that they are due a refund and to send their details for the payment to be made.

 

This is a ‘phishing’ exercise designed to obtain bank details so the scammer can fraudulently remove funds from the victim’s account. 

 

HMRC DO NOT inform taxpayers of a rebate/refund by e-mail, or invite them to complete an online form to receive a repayment.  The fraudulent e-mail should be ignored: under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should a response be sent.

 

For more information, including examples, please visit HM Customs and Revenue website at www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/examples.htm

 

Please spread this message and possibly prevent someone from becoming a victim.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: