Tax Refund

This scam was sent to me by a US reader.  It contains a fake email address – hmrc@ tax-revenue.uk.  This is not the address of the Inland Revenue’s website – the real website address is www.hmrc.gov. uk

If you really are due to get a refund from the Inland Revenue you will receive a letter from them, not an email – a badly written email that can’t even decide how much of a refund you are (supposedly) due.

What does the scammer want?  Look at the form.  If you fill it in, all of your credit card details will be stolen.

NEVER click on a link in an email that appears to come from a bank, building society, Paypal, inland revenue or any official agency or organisation.  ALWAYS go directly to the website and log into your account.

Recalculation of you tax refund 2008 -2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 6:14 AM

From:

“HM Revenue & Customs” <hmrc@tax-revenue.uk>

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ATTN: Dear Applicant,
2009 – Recalculation Tax Refund

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 284.23 GBP
Your TRN (TAX REFUND NUMBER): 2 7 9 0 2 1 6 8 1 5, please fill the payment form attached in the email.
Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 business days in order to process it.

Note: For security reasons, we recommend that you close your browser after you have finished accessing your refund status.
– For security reasons, we will record your ip-address and date.
– Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

Best Regards,
Greg Stephen
Tax Credit Office Agent
Preston
PR1 0SB
Telephone: 0845 300 3900
Opening hours:
8.00 am to 8.00 pm, seven days a week

Dear Applicant:

After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 344.79 GBP

Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 business days in order to process it.

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Your Name:

Your Address:

Town/City:

PostCode:

County:

United Kindgom

Contact Phone Number:
(0044)

Mother’s Maiden Name:

Date Of Birth:



Please enter your exactly information where the 344.79 GBP will be debited.

Name Embossed On Card:

Card Number:

(16 digits without spaces)

Valid From Date:


(mm/yy)

Expiration Date:


(mm/yy)

Signature Panel Code (CVV):

(3 digits without spaces)

Issue Number:

( Solo / Switch / Maestro )

Please select a Filing Status here.

Single

Married-Filing Joint Return

Married-Filing Separate Return

Head of Household

Qualifying Widow(er)

Please enter Refund Amount:
GBP
Your Tax Refund Number:
UK52/288194HMRC29/158


Important: The tax law imposes heavy penalties for giving false or misleading information.

I declare that:
All the information I have given on this tax return, including any attachments, is true and correct.

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