Did a double-take this morning when I received an official-looking eMail from HM Revenue & Customs (with their official looking franking mark).
Entitled "Tax Refund Notification" it advises me that I am entitled to a tax refund of 268.50 GBP.
Provides a link "Get Started" but adds the following disclaimer "Note - a refund can be delayed a variety of reasons, for example submitting invalid records or applying after deadline".
Point 1. I am in recent contact with the Tax Office, and their agent Xafinity have my full bank details. Any refund would go straight into my bank and they would notify me of it, or I would receive a cheque direct from the tax man.
Point 2. I have never been requested, nor supplied, my eMail address from the Tax Office. So this must have come from an entirely different source.
So, not wishing to have my bank account pillaged, I am disinclined to click on Get Started. I have taken a copy of the eMail and will be reporting it to HM Revenue & Customs. I have also deleted the eMail completely and suggest anyone receiving similar does the same.
well if the tax man contacted me saying i had a refund I would know its a lie.
Make a note of the link and then open it up from someones PC who you dont like :-)
and if you ever want a link to a place where you can buy viagra let me know, i must get at least 10 links aweek sent to me, needless to say I delete most of them, I cant use that much of the stuff or i end up with a stiff neck