Beware of tax rebate phishing emails, warns HM Revenue and Customs

A warning has been issued about tax rebate phishing emails, after taxpayers reported receiving almost 80,000 fraudulent emails last year.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued the warning about emails promising a tax refund in exchange for personal credit card or banking details.

These details are often then sold on to criminal gangs.

HMRC stresses it never sends out emails about a genuine tax rebate.

If you believe you have received a phishing email send it to .

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