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Tax Rebate or spam?? Watch out for a too good to be true email!

At this time of year with many of us having just filed our tax returns, it seem the scammers have again reacted by issuing millions of fake HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) emails titled Tax Rebate or Tax Refund New Message alert!

The emails offer a hyper link to claim your “tax rebate” and the link takes you through to a fake HMRC website where bank or credit card details are requested.

At this time of year with many of us having just filed our tax returns, it seem the scammers have again reacted by issuing millions of fake HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) emails titled Tax Rebate or Tax Refund New Message alert!

The emails offer a hyper link to claim your “tax rebate” and the link takes you through to a fake HMRC website where bank or credit card details are requested.

Responding to such an email could not only mean losing a lot of money but you also risk identity fraud – your details could easily be passed onto other criminal gangs! Also by clicking on the link you may infect your PC with spyware or other nasty viruses.

Please be assured that HMRC will never contact taxpayers with details of a tax rebate by email, this will only be done in writing by post.

To try and help stop these scams if you have received a tax-rebate email you should forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and then immediately delete the email from your system.

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