Tax Rebates & Refunds

Watch out for scam emails offering tax rebates

March 25, 2010
Posted in Fraud, Income Tax — Written by The Tax Repayment Agency

Trading Standards warn of tax rebate email scamIt’s at this time of year as we come to the end of the current tax year that fraudsters attempt to rip us off with scam emails.

Trading Standards have issued a warning to everyone who receives an email claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs and stating that you are due a tax rebate that it is not genuine.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) themselves will tell you that they do not isse notification of tax refunds via email or telephone.

We’ve had several calls ourselves from people who have received such an email, which asks you to provide your bank details or directs you to spoof ‘phishing’ sites set up to look like official ones.

We always advise that you do not click through these links or give out ANY personal details. If in doubt, call HMRC and check with them, but it is almost certainly a scam.

The same applies to any telephone calls you may receive claiming you are due a tax refund – do not give out any personal details and hang up.

The only way to obtain a tax refund is either direct with the HMRC if you know how, or we can handle it for you and ensure you get what you deserve.

Download a claim form here or contact us and we’ll send one out to you in the post.

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