Tax Rebate at Christmas? I Don’t think so!

This post is about a scam pretending to come from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Don’t fall for it.

Don’t give your debit or credit card details and don’t be left feeling foolish and deflated at Christmas:

This is what was sent:

The email address shows up as: HM R&C  …. which is a clue …. and below is who really sent it…….


“HMRC Lodgement Number : H85714241

Your final tax calculation update before year end shows you are due a return in the amount of 225.30
You are entitled to this return dierctly to your payment card immediately. 

You can access the specific application form by clicking here

Note : A return can be delayed for submitting information that does not match our records or applying after the end-of-year deadline.

For more information about returns and payments, or to get in touch, visit our help pages.

This message was sent to (fill in some suckers details) and intended for the rightful owner of this account exclusively.

Please disregard if you happened to have received this message by error. “(nice touch!)

Now please take care and don’t bother with clicking the link – I’ve disabled it you could send Christmas wishes to the HM R&C but its not worth your efforts.

Do report these things to your Neighbourhood Watch, Action Fraud and the Police.


About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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