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Scam HMRC Email Alert

Alert message sent 01/02/2018 20:17:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Phishing: any email/call/message which has been received claiming to be an official body and asking for personal details, has promised rewards, prizes or shares of fortunes for small fees.

A member of a local Neighbourhood Watch group has received a Scam email purporting to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The email states that the recipient is eligible for a refund of £399.46 All the recipient needs to do to receive the money is hand over their credit/debit card details. The actual email received is below (with the recipient’s details removed by us), notice it mentions a deadline? This is to panic you into acting without thinking. Fortunately Neighbourhood Watch members are aware of scams like this, are you? You can keep updated with all the latest scams at the Action Fraud website here:

HMRC never send notifications of a tax rebate or refund by email, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information. Don’t visit the website within the email or disclose any personal or payment information.

PCSO 6269 Jones

                                         *****   The image below is a Phishing email scam *****

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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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