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Offline sodpot2000

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HMRC Phishing scam
« on: October 17, 2016, 01:30:30 PM »
Just to warn everyone. The scam HMRC emails seem to be back! E mails that look to come from HMRC saying that you have a tax refund due. They should be forwarded to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then permanently deleted.

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Re: HMRC Phishing scam
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 04:52:26 PM »
thank you for the warning
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Re: HMRC Phishing scam
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 06:12:22 PM »
Thanks for that advice.
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Re: HMRC Phishing scam
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 06:49:14 PM »
You would be surprised at how many people are caught out be this and similar. If in doubt delete any email you are not sure of.

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Re: HMRC Phishing scam
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 11:07:28 PM »
There is also one from the DVLA purporting to a refund; again its phishing and should be forwarded to the mailbox provided by sodpot2000 - don't be surprised if you get a message back saying its undeliverable as their mailbox is full  ;) I think they may be getting quite a few mails  ph34r

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Re: HMRC Phishing scam
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 11:49:08 PM »
Phishing mails are pretty much a constant menace and some are very convincing, the simplest advice is if you receive any e-mail about an account issue for Facebook, Paypal, bank etc. never click the link in the e-mail and instead go to the address bar and type in the website address yourself.  If there is an account issue you'll be prompted about it when you log in but if the account is fine and the e-mail was fake there will be nothing.

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Re: HMRC Phishing scam
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2016, 01:02:15 PM »
Apparently the US Federal Reserve Bank has found $12m of mine that we had both (somehow) forgotten about. All I have to do is send them all my personal details and a copy of my passport. What could possibly go wrong!

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Re: HMRC Phishing scam
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2016, 02:46:39 PM »
Apparently the US Federal Reserve Bank has found $12m of mine that we had both (somehow) forgotten about. All I have to do is send them all my personal details and a copy of my passport. What could possibly go wrong!

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Exactly who do they believe is the STUPID one here ?