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HMRC refund scam

bluesbreakerbluesbreaker Just JoinedRegistered Posts: 3
BEWARE!!
I have received an email which indicates that it has been forwarded by HMRC relating to an autorefund.
The email requested me to apply for a refund.
Obviously I did not proceed and deleted this email.
This is a scam that has been around for some time requiring the recipient to provide his bank details!!!!
This scam may have been mentioned on these pages before,but it does no harm in reminding ourselves of its existence and passing on warnings to our clients.

Comments

  • jiltjilt Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,903
    I received quite a few of these emails last year, haven't had one for a while but thought they would start again this time of year!
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    The amount of time I have wasted with clients calling me saying, "Just wanted to check with you before I clicked and processed it...."

    *sigh*
  • truecockneytruecockney Feels At Home Registered Posts: 93
    HMRC have a section of their website dedicated to phishing scams purporting to be from HMRC. You could always forward any messages to them ([email protected]) for them to deal with.

    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/index.htm
  • AatAbiAatAbi Feels At Home Registered Posts: 47
    I have received this around 10 times..
  • lorrainelorraine Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 400
    Received one in my work, annoyingly!
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    Monsoon wrote: »
    The amount of time I have wasted with clients calling me saying, "Just wanted to check with you before I clicked and processed it...."

    *sigh*

    All they need to do is hover over the link to see thats it very dodgy!

    I've had an HSBC one this morning, but the link website was definitely not them, said something about hot cougars?!
  • Steve CollingsSteve Collings Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 997
    I too had the same HSBC email! Though I didn't click on the links!!
  • jiltjilt Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,903
    I get several scam emails every other day, Nat west, HSBC, Egg, HMRC, you name it I've had them. Had 13 to my personal email this morning!! Keep getting ones from Africa too.
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