Security threat: HMRC Notification email, 15 January 2019

Posted: Tue 15 Jan 2019, 4:02pm.

Several users have received phishing emails claiming to be from HMRC today. They say that you have a refund due, and they contain a PDF document that contains a link. The link will take you to a fake website that’s designed to steal your personal details.

Phishing is:

Any website, online service, phone call or text message that poses as a company or brand you recognise. Any contact like this is designed to convince you to hand over valuable personal details or your money, or download something that infects your computer.

If you receive one of these emails, please delete it. If you are expecting a message from HMRC about a tax refund, please contact them separately.

You can find advice about dealing with online security threats on the ITS website.

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