Have you received an e-mail from HMRC entitled, “Submit the tax refund request”?

These things always seem to be going around and it comes as no surprise that as the 31st January tax return filing deadline approaches, the scammers are up to their tricks again.

If you receive an email purporting to be from HMRC, advising that you are due a refund, do NOT open it. You should delete it.

HMRC will never email you to advise of a refund, all refunds are advised in writing and they will never email you asking to verify your card.

Here is an example of a scam (phishing) email:


HMRC didn’t send this email. It is just an attempt to get your financial details.