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MrsM71
Old 22-01-2013, 10:40 AM
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Default Post Office Tax Rebate

My business received the following e-mail this morning:

From: support @ postoffice.co.uk
Subject: Post Office Tax Rebate
Date: January, 20, 2013

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax rebate of: 143.24

Regarding this, please download and fill out the form in order to process your tax rebate.


TAX REBATE NUMBER: UK7022885-POSTOFFICE/2013

Please allow us 3 to 7 days to process your refunds.


Our head office address can be found on our web site at

Thank you,
Post Office Limited
Alice Perkins
Copyright 2013 The Post Office

________________________________

A quick search of the internet revealed I am not the only business to have received such a generous offer of exactly the same amount!

I have deleted it & blocked the sender.

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Old 22-01-2013, 10:43 AM
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Looks like a phishing attack of some kind.

Since when do the Post Office handle tax rebates?
There are two types of people in the world: Those that can extrapolate information.
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Old 22-01-2013, 2:40 PM
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Can the OP please disable the link to the """postoffice""".co etc. they can contain nasties.
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Old 22-01-2013, 3:14 PM
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Can the OP please disable the link to the """postoffice""".co etc. they can contain nasties.
It's the Post Office's website address, nothing to worry about
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Old 22-01-2013, 3:25 PM
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I've deleted the link just in case!
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Old 22-01-2013, 3:46 PM
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And the from S-upport@ etc just in case.
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Old 23-01-2013, 12:31 PM
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This is clearly a phishing attempt as the form post the information to an escort agency in london - "okescorts". They have very neatly left a trace back to them in the source code of the attachment, ;-)
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