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Last year and again this year I have received the following

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Last year and again this year I have received the following Email content directly to my personal E.Mail account - with the current fraud threats that are publicised on TV and elaswhere can you confirm this is a genuine contact and legitimate refund

Content is as shown below and was sent from the address shown
Address is
HM Revenue & Customs

Content is
undefined Dear Applicant:

You have received a tax refund payment of 632.25GBP from HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) into your Internet Banking Account.

Please accept the tax refund request. The money will appear in your Internet Banking Account within 6-12 days.
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

Please click on sign in to Online Banking to accept your incoming funds


Best Regards

HM Revenue & Customs

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PLEASE NOTE I HAVE NOT AT ANY TIME MADE ANY CLAIM SINCE RETIRING THROUGH VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY IN 2012

REGARDS,

hOWARD lYTHGOE
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 3 years ago.
Hello Howard, I'm Keith and happy to help you with your question.

This has all the classic hallmarks of a scam. Ignore it and pass it to HMRC for their information.

The scammers are after bank account details which once they have them they will empty the account!

I do hope I have helped.
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Expert:  bigduckontax replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your support.

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