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Is this a scam?

Postby common sense » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:11 pm

Had an email today from HMRC saying I'm due to a £352 tax rebate on the 2019-2020 year. I don't pay tax, haven't paid a penny in my life. Link me to HMRC site which seems genuine and they want my debit card details plus 3 numbers on the back to transfer the money. Why would they want those and not the account details. HELP.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby drum » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:12 pm

Scam.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby common sense » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:16 pm

drum wrote:Scam.



Hmm, the linked page is definitely Gov.UK though.

Says this: Your are entitled to claim your tax refund of £352 through HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) online tax claim form.

You must be a registered tax payer to proceed with this application.

To successfully complete this application, following are the documents you must keep handy:

National I.D.

Any document which proves your residence.

Debit/Credit card details.

It will hardly take 15 minutes to complete a tax claim form. If you satisfies all the prerequisites successfully then please click on "Start now" button below to proceed.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby common sense » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:20 pm

Yes you're right it's a scam. They only tell you by post. Any email is a scam.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby drum » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:27 pm

There's a lot of tricky people out there, be careful.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby Stooo » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:27 pm

common sense wrote:Had an email today from HMRC saying I'm due to a £352 tax rebate on the 2019-2020 year. I don't pay tax, haven't paid a penny in my life. Link me to HMRC site which seems genuine and they want my debit card details plus 3 numbers on the back to transfer the money. Why would they want those and not the account details. HELP.


Sounds legit, do you fancy buying a bridge?
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby common sense » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:33 pm

Googled and they're aware of these. The Gov.UK page looks exactly like the real one though with the Covid banner on the top.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby xtras1 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:35 pm

common sense wrote:Had an email today from HMRC saying I'm due to a £352 tax rebate on the 2019-2020 year. I don't pay tax, haven't paid a penny in my life. Link me to HMRC site which seems genuine and they want my debit card details plus 3 numbers on the back to transfer the money. Why would they want those and not the account details. HELP.



if you haven't worked between those dates & never paid tax in your life why would you think you were entitled to a rebate??

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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby common sense » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:01 am

Another one from TV Licensing. " You payment failed to clear so we will cancel your licence at midnight unless you give us your card details"
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby drum » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:11 am

common sense wrote:Another one from TV Licensing. " You payment failed to clear so we will cancel your licence at midnight unless you give us your card details"



is this emails ? just spam them and you wont get anymore. I always have a quick scroll through emails, never open them, then junk the shite.
I don't buy a license , most Scots dont. :snooty: and we get all sorts of letter styles trying to trick us, one came looking like the postman tried to deliver a package, there was nothing on the card to suggest what it was, ripped the card open and its the TV license chancers *get in the sea*
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:02 am

common sense wrote:
drum wrote:Scam.


Hmm, the linked page is definitely Gov.UK though ...

So can you confirm that the site where you have to type in your bank details (including your security code) is the UK government?
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby common sense » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:03 am

Guest wrote:
common sense wrote:
drum wrote:Scam.


Hmm, the linked page is definitely Gov.UK though ...

So can you confirm that the site where you have to type in your bank details (including your security code) is the UK government?



No it's not. It's very much like it but it's a fake.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:11 pm

common sense wrote:
Guest wrote:
common sense wrote:
drum wrote:Scam.


Hmm, the linked page is definitely Gov.UK though ...

So can you confirm that the site where you have to type in your bank details (including your security code) is the UK government?



No it's not. It's very much like it but it's a fake.

Can you report this to your local police and will they do anything about it?
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby Holly » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:33 pm

Does anyone actually believe all this? :pmsl:

Next he'll get an email from a Nigerian Princess who needs to transfer $15 millions to the UK and she would share it with him if he would send $1000 to get the transfer started.
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Re: Is this a scam?

Postby xtras1 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:24 am

Holly wrote:Does anyone actually believe all this? :pmsl:

Next he'll get an email from a Nigerian Princess who needs to transfer $15 millions to the UK and she would share it with him if he would send $1000 to get the transfer started.



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