its a scam

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  1. goffer

    goffer Read Only Funster

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    I received an email from the hmrc stating that i was do a refund and shold follow the link on the page to get paid within two to three days. on checking the email i noticed that the preston office number was four digits but when i checked the HMRC offical site it says that the offices have a three digit code also they would never ask you for bank details over an email so please be warned they are afetr you money:Angry:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    They never stop.

    I was waiting for a parcel this week, email, "DHL could not deliver parcel". It nearly caught me, but luckily my delivery was UPS. That was a close one, you can see how they get results.

    Two today asking to check security on two bank accounts.
     
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    Paypal

    Nearly got caught out by a scam email for Paypal stating my account had been limited this morning. By coincidence I am in the process of returning an item and waiting for a refund. Fortunately they used the wrong email account so I then knew it was a scam. :RollEyes:

    Got to be so careful. I don't usually clink on a link in an email, tend to go to my bookmarked links.

    I also got one of those HMRC emails this morning. I always delete those since I don't do my tax online.
     
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    Boo Hoo !!!!

    No one has ever attempted to scam me !! Why am I being ignored ? I have always wanted to help out all those gorgeous ladies in Nigeria with the big enticing lips , warts and beards !!! :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Dont feel left out you will no doubt have a great Uncle you never knew about that has died and left you millions in his will :BigGrin:
     
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    If you ring HMRC they give you an address to send the spam mail to and they investigate it or not .That`s what they told me, I cant remember the e mail address it is something like HMRC phishing.gov:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I get a few but always delete them and go to the address bar and put the address in there if its of any importance to me .
    Had to tell Tez to do the same as he has a tendency to click on anything but luckily he doesnt remember passwords and has to ask me:thumb:
     
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    Get both of these e mails regularly.
    Ignore them all, even if you believe them to be kosher.
    If folk like HMRC, Bank, PayPal etc. want info they will write to you.
     
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    Luckily these scam emails are usually quite easy to spot they very rarely have your name just 'dear customer' or something similar and as others have said I would just delete them

    Karen
     
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    Had two just like that,like you say see how they get results :Angry:
     
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