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Edthefolkie 23 Apr 11 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,Big Norman Voice 23 Apr 11 - 05:08 PM
The Fooles Troupe 24 Apr 11 - 02:52 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 24 Apr 11 - 04:33 AM
GUEST,Marianne S. 24 Apr 11 - 06:05 AM
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Joe Offer 27 May 13 - 04:50 PM
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Subject: Tech: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 04:42 PM

Further to my moan about the ersatz "MS Removal Tool", I got a lovely e-mail yesterday purporting to come from HM Revenue and Customs, informing me that I was entitled to a £238 tax rebate.

Unfortunately their helpline is apparently SO busy that they asked me to click on a link which would open up a form for me to fill in.

Yeah, right. If anybody else gets this I suggest you delete it.

What? You mean it's REAL? Where's me money!


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Subject: RE: Tech: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: GUEST,Big Norman Voice
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 05:08 PM

BS


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Subject: RE: Tech: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 02:52 AM

We had that 'Tax return' one go thru Australia a while ago ...


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Subject: RE: Tech: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 04:33 AM

As ever, If it looks too good to be true, then it is..Just remember, years ago, before computers, None of this could ever happen, so, you never got bothered. Just ignore anything, no matter how professional it looks. If it's a bank/company.whatever, hone them up. It mght be true, and you might be due a rebate....Highly unlikely though. I just delete without opening.


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Subject: RE: Tech: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: GUEST,Marianne S.
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 06:05 AM


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Subject: RE: Tech: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: GUEST,Marianne S.
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 06:06 AM

What did I do wrong?

Well anyway, HMRC NEVER use email, so anything claiming to be from them is sinister.


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Subject: RE: Tech: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Newport Boy
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 10:23 AM

I wish you hadn't brought this subject up - I had two of them today!

Phil


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Surreysinger
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 05:57 PM

And anyway, before you can get any repayment from my ex-employers you actually have to make a claim for it. They're not usually going to leap up and tell you you have an unexpected one coming your way ... and has already been said they will never email you about it!! (not yet anyway)


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 06:23 PM

HMCR send you an email if you've filled in your self-assessment online. The email verifies that they've received your e-form. (You need their verification so you don't get fined for non-return of the self-assessment.) But I don't think they ever email people for any other reason.


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 06:24 PM

Sorry, should be HMRC!!


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: EBarnacle
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 11:00 PM

I just got this one today. Even the French are getting in the act:

Cher utilisateur du compte ,

CONFIRM YOUR WINDOWS LIVE ACCOUNT SERVICES. VERIFY YOUR FREE HOTMAIL ACCOUNT NOW !!!

Merci pour le retour à l'équipe Service clientèle Hotmail. Ce courrier électronique est de notre service à la clientèle sont Unit.l'envoi ce mail à tous les utilisateurs Hotmail compte pour la sécurité de mesure. Nous avons des embouteillages en raison de l'anonymat d'enregistrement des comptes Hotmail, Nous sommes donc la fermeture de certains comptes Hotmail et que votre compte a été parmi ceux qui seront supprimés. Nous envoyons ce message pour vous afin que vous puissiez vérifier et de nous faire savoir si vous êtes toujours intéressés par l'utilisation de ce compte.si vous êtes toujours intéressé, S'il vous plaît confirmer votre compte en remplissant l'espace votre nom d'utilisateur, mot de passe, date de naissance et votre pays, l'information seraient nécessaires pour vérifier votre compte. Cela fait partie de nos capacités .   



En raison de la congestion dans tous les utilisateurs de Hotmail et l'enlèvement de tous les comptes inutilisés Hotmail, Hotmail serait d'arrêter tous les comptes non utilisés,Vous devez confirmer votre e-mail en remplissant vos informations de connexion ci-dessous après avoir cliqué sur le bouton de réponse, ou votre compte sera suspendu dans les 24 heures pour des raisons de sécurité.

* Nom d'utilisateur: ........................................
* Mot de passe:...............................................
* Date de naissance: ......................................
* Pays ou territoire: .......................................

Après avoir suivi les instructions de la fiche, votre compte ne sera pas interrompu et continuera comme d'habitude. Merci de votre attention à cette demande.

Attention! Compte propriétaire qui refuse de mettre à jour son compte, après deux semaines de la réception de cet avertissement perdra son compte en permanence.

Cordialement,
L'équipe de Windows Live Hotmail.


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 12:16 PM

Old news - this email scam has been around for years. HMRC have had a warning on their website about this for a long time.


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Surreysinger
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 07:38 PM

And just in case you were in any doubt here is the message itself as on the HMRC website

It is, of course, a phishing scam.


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 09:39 PM

What does HMRC stand for - HM Revenue and Customs - Her Majesty? Really? I thought they didn't actually have anything to do with the government any more.

SRS


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 10:24 PM

Tradition, SRS.

:-)


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Surreysinger
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 03:14 AM

??? I'm none too sure if that was intended as a rhetorical question or not, but just in case... yes , and no. Correct assumption about the name, and puzzlement about the second bit. All UK civil servants are employed by the Crown (not the Government)and work for specific Departments. HMRC is an example of a non-Ministerial department,which enforces Government policies and legislation.


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 13 - 04:50 PM

I got a kick out of this one. Notice the copyright information at the end...

HM.Revenue​.&.Customs@​HMRC.verizo​n.net
To: joe-offer


TAX RETURN FOR THE YEAR 2012
RECALCULATION OF YOUR TAX REFUND
HMRC 2012
LOCAL OFFICE No. 3819
TAX CREDIT OFFICER: Kathy Donnelly
TAX REFUND ID NUMBER: 381716209
REFUND AMOUNT: 389.46 GBP

Dear Applicant joe-offer

I am sending this email to announce: After the last annual calculation of
your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a
tax refund of 389.46 GBP

After completing the form, please submit the form by clicking the SUBMIT
button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.

Our head office address can be found on our web site at HM Revenue & Customs:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk

Sincerely,

Kathy Donnelly,
HMRC Tax Credit Office
Preston
TAX REFUND ID: UK681716209-HMRC

© Copyright 2013, HM Revenue & Customs UK All rights reserved.


Gee, I don't see a copyright notice on the real Website of HMRC.gov.uk


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 May 13 - 05:24 PM

Only the US requires a copyright notice and that is because it is in breach of its Berne Convention obligations. In all Berne Convention countries, copyright arises automatically and does not have to be claimed by notice or otherwise. The US is a renegade in this.


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 May 13 - 10:32 AM

Careful Richard, colonies have declared independence for less ...

Oh, they already did :)


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Van
Date: 28 May 13 - 04:04 PM

HMRC doesn't ask for bank details. They will, if you have paid too much, send you a cheque. don't be caught out by this scam or you might lose a lot more than the tax you've paid.


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Subject: RE: now a HM Revenue scam!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 May 13 - 04:00 AM

It's little wonder that they stick to the tradition of using HM when you consider that they also believe the new year begins on April 6! See this for an explanation. Never fails to amuse me. But you know what they say about small things and small minds :-)

Cheers

DtG


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