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tax refund scams

June 01, 2016 | No Comments

We are, once again, seeing e-mails that are supposedly sent from HMRC advising you that you’re due a tax refund.  The emails are prompting you to click on a link that takes you to a fake HMRC refund page.  It’s very well presented and very convincing so here’s a screenshot of one so you know what to look out for.

HMRC Screenshot

Our advice is never to click on the links in these phishing emails and certainly don’t fill in your details! HMRC would never e-mail to let you know that you are due a tax refund, but these fraudsters would find your personal details very useful, and who knows what scam you could unknowingly get drawn into. As a rule, HMRC will never email to ask for your personal and financial information, specific facts about tax return or financial status. If however, you do think that you’re due a refund and haven’t received one, please contact us on 01782 279615 so that we can chase this up for you.