Bogus Emails – People In Line For A Tax Refund

17/06/2011

Tax alert on emails

Thousands of people have been sent bogus emails saying they are in line for a tax refund. The messages claim to be from HM Revenue & Customs and try to trick consumers into disclosing their credit card details.

There has been a surge in the fake emails in the run-up to the deadline for claiming tax credits. Joan Wood, of the HMRC, said: “We only contact people who are due a tax refund by post.” Anyone who receives an email that claims to be from HMRC is asked to send it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk before deleting it.

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By Tony Czypionka | Accountant and Tax Adviser

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