Title
Fraudulent emails from 'HMRC'
Pub Date
30/06/2016
Category
General
Character
Number
Summary

Taxpayers are reminded that the problem of fraudulent emails continues. A new type of email phishing scam regarding 'Tax Returns' has been identified by HMRC. These emails are part of a phishing exercise that use bogus e-mails and websites to trick taxpayers into supplying confidential or personal information. These emails aren’t genuine HMRC messages and should be ignored.

The emails often start with phrases which alert taxpayers to the fact that they are due a refund of tax with the emails containing links to fraudulent websites. Any email that appears to be fraudulent should not be opened before verifying the authenticity of the email.

Email addresses used for mailing these fraudulent emails include the following:

• reve.alert@hmrc.gov.uk
• services@hmrc.co.uk
• noreply@hmrevenue.com
• service@hmrc.gov.uk
• service.refund@hmrc.gov
• secure@hmrc.co.uk
• hmrc@gov.uk
• taxes@hmrc.co.uk
• taxrefund-notice@hmrc.gov.uk
• taxrefund@hmrc.gov.uk
• refund-help@hmrc.gov.uk
• service@online.com
• email@hmrc.gov.uk
• refund.alert@hmrc.gov.uk
• refunds@hmrc.gov.uk
• srvcs@hmrc.gov.uk
• alertsonline@hmrc.co.uk
• info@hmrc.gov.uk
• rebate@hmrc.gov.uk

HMRC does not use any of the above email addresses.