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.

Protect Yourself

  • 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.

 

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)
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