HMRC warn of email rebate scam

HMRC are warning that taxpayers are being emailed stating that they are entitled to a tax rebate.

These emails are being sent from a number of bogus email addresses. They inform recipients that they are entitled to a tax rebate and invite them to complete an online form to receive a rebate of tax. HMRC are advising that taxpayers should not visit the website contained within the email or disclose any personal or payment information. Email addresses used to distribute the tax rebate emails include: refunds@hmrc.gov.uk info@hmrc.gov.uk attached.form@hmrc.attached.gov.uk service@hmrc.gov.uk hmrcrefunds@hmrc.gov.uk refundsdept@ir-efile.gov.uk noreply@notifications.gov.uk customers@hmrc.gov.uk taxcredits@hmrc.co.uk notice-hm@hmrc.gov.uk securemail@hmrc.gov.uk hmrc@tax-revenue.uk tndrftnpcb@aol.com HMRC have confirmed that they do not send out emails using these email addresses.