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Fake emails from HMRC

I have had a few customers phone to ask about an email received from HMRC. It reads as follows:

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax rebate of 431.10 GBP
Please submit the attached Tax Rebate Form and allow us 5-7 days in order to process it.
Note : You will need to provide a valid credit/debit card where refunds will be made.
A refund can be delayed for some reasons, for example submitting invalid records or applying after deadline.
Best Regards,
HM Revenue & Customs

The email contains a form to be filled out which would give access to your bank account details and potentially allow them to remove money from your account.  The email looks legitimate because it appears to be sent from an address ending in  hmrc.gov.uk – however this is very easy to set up and should never be used to verify the sender of an email.

HMRC will never email you to inform you of a tax rebate, you will receive such notifications via the post.

This email should be deleted.


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