Yes there is another phishing scam email going around, this one is posing as HMRC implying you may be due a rebate. The conmen behind these emails try to trick victims into handing over their bank account or credit card details. All of which you should never part with. It’s another con scheme that we have seen recently. Just a couple of weeks ago there was a profile on facebook that was supposed to secure an extra tax return if you provided them with your credit card details. Check thelockboss.ie. Those kinds of attempts don’t usually succeed, however, this one was so sophisticated it even bought facebook likes and subscribers at The Marketing Heaven to cloak itself with ‘credibility’ which might have been the deciding factor why some people got duped. If you think you have received an email claiming to be from HMRC which offers a tax rebate, please send it to email@example.com and then delete it permanently.
HMRC will close these websites down, and will do all they can to ensure taxpayers stay safe online by working with law enforcement agencies around the world to target the criminals behind these scams, check thatscleanmaids.com.
HMRC strongly advises customers who receive such an email to check the advice published at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/index.htm where examples of these fake emails are listed.
Never click on websites or links contained in suspicious emails or open attachments, and if you have replied to one of these email and disclosed any personal information make sure you report this to HMRC as soon as possible.