TAX REBATE SCAM DOING THE ROUNDS
The Action Fraud alert service are warning of a new scam involving tax rebates.
This scam operates by you receiving an e-mail, call, or message telling you that you are now entitled to a tax rebate.
You will be asked to provide your bank details, and hey presto your account is emptied.
Remember, the taxman always knows how to send you a rebate.
Here is a copy of the original warning:
HMRC Tax Rebate Scam
|Alert message sent 23/04/2016 11:04:00
|Information sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)
|Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests to provide personal information, such as bank account information, to claim the nonexistent rebate.
- Don’t click on web links contained in unsolicited texts or emails.
- Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.
- Obtain the genuine number of the organisation being represented and verify the legitimacy of the communication.
- HMRC will never use texts or emails or tell you about a potential rebate or ask for personal information.
- If you have provided personal information and you are concerned that your identity may be compromised consider Cifas Protection Registration.
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|Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)