The scammer who wrote this scam clearly has skills which could be put to much better use. The form that is attached to this scam gets sent to a domain that, according to Whois, has been registered by someone in Ireland. However, the billing address for it is in America, as is the IP address from which this email was sent.
This certainly doesn’t come from HMRC and you aren’t due a tax refund. If you really are expecting a tax refund, telephone your local branch of the Inland Revenue. The Inland Revenue DON’T send you a random email, without your name etc. If you are due for a refund, they write to you – a real, old fashioned letter in a real, old fashioned envelope.
If you make the mistake of filling in this form, contact your bank IMMEDIATELY so the scammer can’t empty your bank account.
TAX RETURN FOR THE YEAR 2009
RECALCULATION OF YOUR TAX REFUND
LOCAL OFFICE No. 3819
TAX CREDIT OFFICER: Helen Hughes
TAX REFUND ID NUMBER: 381716209
REFUND AMOUNT: 327.54 GBP
The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as
applicable, copyright in these is reserved to HM Revenue & Customs.
Unless expressly authorised by us, any further dissemination or
distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited.
If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please reply to
inform us that you have received this email in error and then delete it
without retaining any copy.
I am sending this email to announce: After the last annual calculation of
your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a
tax refund of 327.54 GBP
You have attached the tax return form with the TAX REFUND NUMBER ID: 381716209,
complete the tax return form attached to this message.
After completing the form, please submit the form by clicking the SUBMIT
button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.
Our head office address can be found on our web site at http://www.hmrc.co.uk/
HMRC Tax Credit Office