HMRC Tax Repayment Scams

Over the past week we have seen the following HMRC Tax Repayment scams sent to a client and an employee. 

Our employee received the following to her personal email address:

Dear Taxpayer,

*Refund Amount : GBP 390.34

>> Your *Refund Reference Number is: Ref/83900/2014 <<

Account ID: 748200162
E-mail ID: 930155328

NOTE: If you’ve received an Income Tax ‘repayment’ it will either be following a claim you’ve made or because
HM Revenue & Customs has received new information about your taxable income or entitlement to allowances.
The refund may come through your tax code or as a payment and could relate to the current tax year or earlier years.

CLICK HERE to submit your tax refund request

Thank you,
HM Revenue & Customs

A client also received a similar email below:

Dear Customer,
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have discovered
that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of GBP 193.55.
Kindly complete the tax refund request and allow 1-3 working days to process it.

Please download the document attached to this email and confirm your tax refund.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example: Submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

Yours sincerely,
Edward Troup
Tax Assurance Commissioner.

Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

This email had an attachment which most likely contained a virus, if you receive any emails similar to these please delete them and do not open any attachments. HMRC will never send details of a tax rebate, or ask you to disclose information, by email. Report scam emails here: 

Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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