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Anyone know if these Tax Refund e-mails are genuine?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by snoopydo, Jan 5, 2012.


  1. snoopydo

    snoopydo PetForums VIP

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    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
    04/01/2012

    TAX REFUND NOTIFICATION

    Dear Customer ,
    After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 223.56 GBP.

    Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

    To access your tax refund, please follow the steps bellow:

    .....- download the Tax Refund Form attached to this email
    .....- open it in a browser (recommended mozilla firefox)
    .....- follow the instructions on your screen


    A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

    Regards,
    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    They need bank details to pay into I'm not sure if it's real or not.
     
  2. hawksport

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    I had a refund through the post, unfortunately it was for someone else. The email I had for mine went in the trash
     
  3. snoopydo

    snoopydo PetForums VIP

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    Thanks so not real then Sorry just pm'd you with this as you put yours on my lottery thread.
     
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    hawksport Banned

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    I've never even given the HMRC my email address
     
  5. Happy Paws2

    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

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    NO NO NO NO

    They will never notify you by e-mail always by post.


    Delete it now.

    They don't even know your name.
     
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    I get about 6 of these a week :mad:
     
  8. snoopydo

    snoopydo PetForums VIP

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    Awwww Thank you so much for your Help and replie's I'm Deleting it.

    Thanks again:)

    Julie x x x
     
  9. Blondie

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    I got a refund and it was all done by post, same as it was the year before - these bloody emails are deffo scams!!
     
  10. MoggyBaby

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    ANY e-mail that requests your bank details is a scam!!

    Especially the ones that come unprompted by you!!!

    I love the one's I get from 'Barclays' (yeah, right!) telling me that there is a problem with my account, please can I confirm my details. Well, the first problem is that I have never banked with Barclays in my entire life...... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    Totally wrong

    1 they never contact you by email only letter

    2 they never address you as customer, but by name.

    Definately dodgey dont even go there
     
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    foxiesummer PetForums VIP

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    I get the darned things all the time. Worse thing is I am actually waiting for a real tax refund. Tax man seems to have fogotten about it, different matter if it was the other way round.
     
  13. wyntersmum

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    there fake. if the ir owe you money you would get a letter. how would they know your e-mail address?. its a scam i get them and also from banks (that i dont bank with) asking for details ive sent e-mails back with abuse lol and always come back mail failed there scams. and be carefull as some that you may open have stuff in them to crap up your comp and get details off it.
     
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    They are scams - I recall reading about it recently somewhere - will try and find the article and post. I would delete though.
     
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    Nope - definitely NOT genuine - these have been covered on Watchdog (and similar) - Inland Revenue do NOT send emails - please don't give them any details, it's a scam
     
  16. poohdog

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    Answer it...tell 'em you're visiting Nigeria next week and can they recommend a good hotel...:lol::001_tongue:....not really.

    Some mugs must fall for this stuff or they wouldn't keep trying it on...I love the ones when they're obviously not English and make a mistake in grammar or spelling.
     
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    daughter had two in a couple of weeks! she was owed £7,000.. bit strange as she had only just left college....
    hers even stated she mustnt contact HMRC directly or she wouldnt get anything!
     
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    DO NOT TOUCH IT WITH A BARGEPOLE, ITS A SCAM. HMRC dont send emails :skep:
     
  19. snoopydo

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    Hey Wintersmum :thumbup1::thumbup1: I used to live in porthill and Bradwell Hi :biggrin::biggrin:

    Thanks everyone I'll know what to do now. :thumbup1:
     
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    That makes a change then :biggrin:
     
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