MSE News: Beware scam tax rebate emails after HMRC blunder

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"Fraudsters are expected to step up efforts to extort cash after the revelation 5.7m have paid the wrong amount of tax..."


  • Pamelamac
    Pamelamac Posts: 48 Forumite
    edited 9 September 2010 at 8:50AM
    Everyone beware of this scam. I had dealings with the HMRC for a few months for my mother and 'coincidently' received a 'phishing' email a few weeks after paying her bill saying I was due a refund. My immediate thought was 'great' (she is in supported living being a very young (66 years) dementia sufferer and the costs are extreme). However, I did nothing and a few weeks later when I received another email I phoned the tax office, they did not seem overly concerned and just said it is fraud ignore it...I felt they should have been making a big deal out of it.

    I spoke to others and they say do not click on any of the links on the email...just delete them.
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