Tax refund phishing scam alert!

The phishing email below is doing the rounds – so don’t get caught out! If you think you have received a phishing email

  • DON’T click on any links
  • forward it to abuse@hw.ac.uk
  • delete it

taxrefundscam

Pointers that indicate that this is a scam include: –

  • poor grammar/proofing of text – note the capital “W” after a comma in the first line
  • the URL that the link points to doesn’t look anything like an HMRC URL
  • the URL isn’t secure – it’s http, not https

There are often phishing scams from fraudsters pretending to be HM Revenue and Customs. At certain times of year (like when the tax return deadline looms closer) you tend to get more than usual.

For more information on spotting the difference between genuine HMRC emails and phishing emails see Genuine HM Revenue and Customs contact and recognizing phishing emails

But remember – it’s not just HMRC that fraudsters pretend to be – so be vigilant!

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