Beware of tax rebate phishing emails, warns HM Revenue and Customs
PUBLISHED: 15:05 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 22 February 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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