Monday, 16 March 2015

Overpaid tax refund HM Revenue & Customs


Overpaid tax refund HM Revenue & Customs phishing email.
These emails aren't from these companies at all , they are just being used to make the email look more genuine, ie. from a real company.
Note
It's also worth remembering that the company itself  may not have any knowledge of this email and it's link(s) or attachment as it won't have come from their servers and IT systems but from an external bot net.

It's not advised to ring them as there won't really be anything they can do to help you.

Message Header::

From: "HM Revenue & Customs"{send.localoffer@nottscc.gov.uk}
Subject: Overpaid tax refund
Message Body:
Dear Customer,

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have discovered
that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of GBP 193.55.
Kindly complete the tax refund request and allow 1-3 working days to process it.

Please download the document attached to this email and confirm your tax refund.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example: Submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

Yours sincerely,
Edward Troup
Tax Assurance Commissioner.


Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
 Attachment:
Attachment - 16-03-2015.zip

Inside the Zip File, is a fake html website form:
Attachment - 16-03-2015.html
The form looks like this, which will then post any details you enter to the a fake site:


Cheers,
Steve

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