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  • Tax Refund ****!!!!

    I got this in an email earlier today and it's a ****!! Have to admit I was going to call the number (which by the way is the correct one for the Preston Office) - but thankfully they had forgotten to attach the document they wanted me to download!!

    Anyway, not sure if it's been shown on here before but thought I best put it here in case anybody else has not heard of it - as I had not done until earlier today!

    ATTN: Dear Applicant,
    2009 - Recalculation Tax Refund

    After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 284.23 GBP
    Your TRN (TAX REFUND NUMBER): (deleted), please fill the payment form attached in the email.
    Please submit the tax refund and allow us 3-9 business days in order to process it.

    Note: For security reasons, we recommend that you close your browser after you have finished accessing your refund status.
    - For security reasons, we will record your ip-address and date.
    - Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted.

    Best Regards,
    Greg Stephen
    Tax Credit Office Agent
    PR1 0SB
    Telephone: 0845 300 3900
    Opening hours:
    8.00 am to 8.00 pm, seven days a week
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  • #2
    That is the phone number for the Tax Credits Helpline for Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits. I don't think they deal with Income Tax or Tax Refunds.
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    • #3
      I got that one too! It was worded slightly differently (and didn't make grammatical sense!) and didn't have the security note on it. I figured it was a **** as I haven't done my return yet!!!!
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      • #4
        Blimey thank you for letting us know, think I probably would have fallen for that as I have just sent my very first return back!
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        • #5
          Yep I got that one too. Guessed it was a **** from the off, and simply deleted it.



          • #6
            I got a similar one a while back and just deleted it. The email address was a which made me suspicious immediately. Why would IR email about a tax refund? Why would you need to claim it?
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            • #7
              Never click on links in emails... Simple as that..

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              • #8
                Thanks for that Pauline, we have to be so careful about everything we receive now, I get so much rubbish through via email it's mad!

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                • #9
                  HMRC never email you to offer you a refund. They'd never make it that easy for one thing!



                  • #10
                    I've been getting this one morning noon and night for weeks now - its very tedious isn't it.
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                    • #11
                      Never click on links in emails...

                      But if you hover your mouse over the link, and look to the bottom left of your screen, the address the link goes to will appear there. This can give you a clue as to whether an email is spam or not.
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