How did I know this tax refund was a scam?
1) I live in the UK – I don’t pay my taxes in dollars
2) The UK Inland Revenue don’t email you to tell you that you are due for a tax refund, they write to you
3) My browser wouldn’t let me open the link, but I’m willing to bet the scammer asked for your credit card details. The UK Inland Revenue don’t ask for you card details, they send you a cheque.
NEVER click on a link in a bank email, paypal email, tax email or any other financial email. ALWAYS go directly to the REAL site. NEVER rely on a phone number given in a scam email. Again – go directly to the REAL site and try to find a phone number.
If you think you have accidentally given your credit card or bank details to a scammer, contact your card issuer or bank immediately.
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $182,50.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 days in order to
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
To access your tax refund, please click here
Tax Refund Deparment
Internal Revenue Service