I recieved this the other week,i sent it to my son in the UK to check it out for me,and yes it was a scam,i was pretty sure it was a scam because i havnt paid tax in the UK for 25 years,and when they ask for credit card details alarm bells rang straight away with me,cheeky cnuts, 8)
This is it,
From: HM Revenue & Customs <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 6:11:09 PM
Subject: 2008 - 2009 Recalculation of you tax refund
Tax return 2008 - 2009
2008 - 2009 Recalculation of you tax refund
Local Office no. 182 24/July/2009
TAX REFUND NUMBER: UK52/288194HMRC29/158
ATTN: Dear Applicant
After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 344.79 GBP
Your TRN (TAX REFUND NUMBER): UK52/288194HMRC29/158, complete the tax return form attached to this message.
After completing the form, submit the form by clicking the SUBMIT button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process it.
Note: For security reasons, we recommend that you close your browser after you have finished accessing your refund status.
- For security reasons, we will record your ip-address and date.
- Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.
Tax Credit Officer
Telephone: 0845 300 3900
8.00 am to 8.00 pm, seven days a week
Probably another 419 scam from our 'friends' on the big southern continent !
For info, the email address / web address from HMRC would end in ".gov.uk"
I work in a government building, and recently we've had people (from Brazil & Argentina lately) arrive here to claim 'substantial wins', but only if they pay funds up front (and who have apparently done so :roll: ) to release these wins.