Phishing emails and other scams
HM Revenue and Customs have recently reiterated their advice regarding various potentially fraudulent activities that they have come across:
- Never download an attachment to an email purporting to be from HMRC regarding a tax refund. The attachment is linked to a phishing site asking for personal and financial information.
- Various email addresses have been used to distribute this scam. The known ones are as follows:
- If you receive any dubious looking emails from addresses such as the above, please do not open any attachments as they are likely to contain malicious software or direct you to a bogus website. Please forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it, as HMRC are maintaining a log.
- Text messages, and Twitter are also being utilised in an equivalent way. Once again, you should never provide any personal or financial information.
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