Friday, August 01, 2008

H M Revenue and Customs - Spam E-mails

HMRC have recently updated their website to provide details of known e-mail scams or 'phishing' scams as they are otherwise known.

The following phishing activity is the most frequently reported fraud attempt to HMRC at the present time and the following is an extract from their website.

Tax Rebates
We are aware of a high number of emails being sent out offering a tax rebate. HMRC would not inform customers of a tax rebate via email, or invite them to complete an online form to receive a rebate of tax.

Do not visit the website contained within the email or disclose any personal or payment information.

Email addresses used to distrute the tax rebate emails include:

HM Revenue & Customs does not send out emails using these email addresses and should you receive such an e-mail please do not hesitate to contact us or visit

1 comment:


thanks for posting this up Shaun. I just got one of these emails and it was pretty obviously spam but I thought I'd google just to check and your post came up which was helpful. Incidentally, my spam came from this address:

keep up the good work! Helen