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Carers UK Forum • Re: Tax scams
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Re: Tax scams

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:52 pm
by NanaNana
Well, today I've had four emails purporting (is that the right word?/spelling?) to be from HMRC, within 20 minutes of each other. All headed Final Payment Request.
They all arrived in typewriter type lettering, as if sent from a mobile phone/tablet etc, not normal email type lettering. They then went on to threaten to send a 'high sheriff' round to my house to recover goods to the value of, etc and threatened court and imprisonment for non-payment of the debts.
The first suggested I owed £9,000 odd.
The second suggested I owed £7,000 odd.
The third suggested I owed £2,000 odd.
The last one even had a woman's name at the top of it, but still suggested I owed £2,000 odd........................

YEAH, RIGHT - be warned out there. This sort of thing could seriously upset somebody. Disgusting.

Re: Tax scams

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:58 pm
by Elaine
Cashing in on the TV programmes showing High Court Officials getting money out of debtors. Like 'Can't pay - we'll take it away'.
Is there someone to report this scam to? Anyone know?
E.

Re: Tax scams

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:41 am
by susieq
I keep getting the one that says I'm owed a tax rebate and asking me to provide my bank details via the link given.
Oh yeah - do they really think I was born yesterday :shock:

although as the amount is relatively small (usually under £500 I suspect that many people fall for it).

Elaine - all these types of scam can be reported to the Police, they have a cyber crimes unit. Equally you can ring HMRC and they should be able to give you an email address (like the banks do) to forward the email to.

Re: Tax scams

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:30 am
by Henrietta
http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/scam-emails

I found this site the other day and reported a bank scam email where I don't even haold an account. It is easy just to delete these things but if no one ever reports them someone will fall for it.

Re: Tax scams

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:00 pm
by NanaNana
I'm going to get on to the HMRC about it, just not done it yet.

Re: Tax scams

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:54 am
by Scally
I filter all my email through my gmail account. They eliminate 99.99 % of these scams before they even hit my inbox.