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hi , ive just recieved a email ment to be from the hmrc.gov saying they owe me a tax refund , and to enter my bank details , this is the email they have sent , what do you think....

 

Dear Applicant:

 

You have received a tax refund payment of 962.25GBP

from HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) into your Internet

Banking Account.

 

Please accept the tax refund request. The money will

appear in your Internet Banking Account after 3-6 days.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

For example submitting invalid records or applying

after the deadline.

 

Please click on sign in to Online Banking to accept

your incoming funds

Best Regards

 

HM Revenue & Customs

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hi , ive just recieved a email ment to be from the hmrc.gov saying they owe me a tax refund , and to enter my bank details , this is the email they have sent , what do you think....

 

Dear Applicant:

 

You have received a tax refund payment of 962.25GBP

from HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) into your Internet

Banking Account.

 

Please accept the tax refund request. The money will

appear in your Internet Banking Account after 3-6 days.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

For example submitting invalid records or applying

after the deadline.

 

Please click on sign in to Online Banking to accept

your incoming funds

Best Regards

 

HM Revenue & Customs

 

So WHY do they need your bank details if its already been paid in ?

Plus the fact it would have your name and NI number on it.

 

Scam :suspect:

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Thats definitely a scam. They have your details and would probably contact you by letter anyway.

I've actually just gone onto the Yorkshire bank website and it flashed up with a message I know to be a phishing scam - on their actual website! (I got to the site the same way I always do... type YB into Google and it brings up their site address from my last visit) Very weird and quite worrying. It says something like "Dear customer (account number: Undisclosed) Your account security has been compromised and if you do not resolve this by clicking the below link, your account will be closed within 48 hours. RESOLVE NOW."

 

I've seen this on sites before warning that its a scam, you click RESOLVE and are prompted to enter all your account details, so I closed the window and went back onto the site and it was the normal site again.

 

 

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hi , ive just recieved a email ment to be from the hmrc.gov saying they owe me a tax refund , and to enter my bank details , this is the email they have sent , what do you think....

 

Dear Applicant:

 

You have received a tax refund payment of 962.25GBP

from HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) into your Internet

Banking Account.

 

Please accept the tax refund request. The money will

appear in your Internet Banking Account after 3-6 days.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

For example submitting invalid records or applying

after the deadline.

 

Please click on sign in to Online Banking to accept

your incoming funds

Best Regards

 

HM Revenue & Customs

 

Oh boy, yes you're 100% right don't reply

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hi , ive just recieved a email ment to be from the hmrc.gov saying they owe me a tax refund , and to enter my bank details , this is the email they have sent , what do you think....

 

Dear Applicant:

 

You have received a tax refund payment of 962.25GBP

from HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) into your Internet

Banking Account.

 

Please accept the tax refund request. The money will

appear in your Internet Banking Account after 3-6 days.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

For example submitting invalid records or applying

after the deadline.

 

Please click on sign in to Online Banking to accept

your incoming funds

Best Regards

 

HM Revenue & Customs

 

Why would you even need confirmation of a scam?are people really this gullible?

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Why would you even need confirmation of a scam?are people really this gullible?

I don't think the tone of the OP was really asking for advice on whether it was a scam - more a question of bringing it to everyone's attention...

 

... I could be wrong though... :)

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Yes, it is a scam, you can always tell if they mention an the amount of money in GBP not £, also if some of the wording doesn't sound quite grammatically correct, a bit stilted. And they often don't have your name, they say--dear customer, or similar. Delete it and forget it.

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