Watch out for HMRC phishing scam emails

We received another amusing phishing email supposedly from HMRC this morning.

"From: status@hmrc.gov.uk

Notice,

There are arrears reckoned on your account over a period of 2010-2011 year.

You will find all calculations according to your financial debt, enclosed.

You have to sick the debt by the 7 November 2011.

If not we will have to forward your case to the court.

Sincerely, 

Osberta Parents

Commissioner of taxation"

We're not really sure how to "sick the debt" but we do love the Osberta Parents name they chose - apologies to Osberta Parents if she really does work for HMRC!

Once again we can confirm that on the HMRC website they state they "will never send notifications of a tax rebate by email, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email". A list of other bogus email addresses being used by these scammers, plus any other known scam emails relating to HMRC, can be found on the HMRC website.

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