Tax Refund Notification

The UK Inland Revenue don’t send you random emails, addressing you as “Dear Taxpayer” if you are owed a refund.  They write to you – a real letter on a real piece of paper.  This is a scammer.  If you open the attachment you will see that the scammer is asking for your bank card details.  I’ve added a screenshot below.

If you accidentally fill in the form and give the scammer your credit card details, then contact your bank immediately.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)


Dear Taxpayer,
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 223.56 GBP.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

To access your tax refund, please follow the steps below:

…..- download the Tax Refund Form attached to this email
…..- open it in a browser
…..- follow the instructions on your screen

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)