I have many clients contacting me throughout the year to say they have received an email from HM Revenue & Customs advising they are due a tax rebate. These are NOT genuine emails from HM Revenue & Customs.
Phishing emails are sent by fraudsters to trick people into providing personal information. HM Revenue & Customs will NEVER inform of a tax refund by email or request personal information such as bank details.
Please be wary of emails starting with a common greeting such as “Dear Customer” as although the fraudsters have your email address they may not have your name. DO NOT click on any attachments that may have been sent as these are likely to contain viruses and seriously damage your computer.
If you are suspicious of any emails you have received claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs contact your accountant for advice or forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.