HMRC tax refunds - an unbelievable premise for a scam
It's no secret that our avid readers are a savvy bunch of ladies and gentlemen, but it does no harm to bring news of scams to your attention. In the past week, several Hot UK Deals members have received a number of emails from HM Revenue & Customs, offering tax refunds and requesting the recipients click through to a website:
It's a nonsensical premise to begin with, too good to be true, and that's the case here - it's a phishing scam; an official-looking email address masks the real address, and the site you're asked to visit will require sensitive information to process your refund. You can read more about reported phishing attacks on the HMRC website; if you receive such an email, you're requested to forward it on to [email protected].