Email subject: Re: Income Tax

Many Sussex students and staff have received fake tax refund emails today.

The email is a clever copy of a genuine HMRC email, but the link goes to a different URL.

The destination site has been blocked from the Sussex network, but please check links carefully when you receive unexpected emails.



How is it harmful?

Fake tax refund email

Text of message

Tax Refund

Unique Reference No: 20721

Following a review of your previous years tax payments we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of ??465.84 GBP. Please click the link below in order to complete your tax refund request on our website.

Get Started ???

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will usually send repayments within 2 weeks, but it may take longer in some cases. You should wait 4 weeks after making an online claim and 6 weeks after making a postal claim before contacting HMRC about the payment.

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Date reported

16 December 2019

Updated on 1 January 1970