HM Revenue and Customs Phishing Scam
I wrote a phishing warning, back in September, about the Internal Revenue Phishing scam email I had received. Now the Scammers have turned their attention to UK targets, as they are now sending similar scam phishing emails pretending to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
HMRC Phishing Email
I received the HMRC scam email this morning, (supposedly), from HM Revenue and Customs, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Subject line of the email is Notice of Underreported Income. The scam email read:
Taxpayer ID: kennie-00000054568448UK
Tax Type: INCOME TAX
Issue: Unreported/Underreported Income (Fraud Application)
Please review your tax statement on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website (click on the link below):
review tax statement for taxpayer id: kennie-00000054568448UK
HM Revenue and Customs
This is not from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, it’s simply a phishing scam email to try and steal personal details from you. So even if you have been dodging taxes - don’t worry - this is a bogus email, simply delete it and move on.
The link doesn’t go to a UK tax website, it goes to iiikoun.co.uk - but don’t even follow the link, even if you are curious as to what the form looks like, or you are tempted to fill in bogus information to mess these scammers about. The link could also send a trojan to your computer, so the phishers win again. Just DELETE IT and move on.
HMRC don’t send emails - they knock on your door! (or they may even send you a letter, but they won’t email you).
If you receive the same Notice of Underreported Income email, or something similar, we’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.