HMRC do not send emails!

The taxman has warned people to watch out for ‘e’ conmen posing as Revenue officials, emails are being sent to people from the fake address, HMRC@hmrc.online.uk, and marked ‘Copyright 2011, HM Revenue Customs UK.’

Recipients are told a tax refund is waiting for them and are instructed to visit what appears to be an official website. Anyone who does risks revealing data and losing their money to criminals.

An HMRC spokesman said “People should not check it out – they should just delete the email as soon as they see it.”

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