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    This came through my Freecycle account, worth repeating as even if it's just a hoax it's a timely warning to never disclose anything to anyone without checking first!
    I just would like to warn everybody that there is a scam email
    pretending to be from Inland Revenue saying that you are to receive a
    tax refund and that you only have 48 hours to fill the information in
    that they require which, of course, is birthday, credit card number
    etc., etc.

    Fortunately I had the sense to ring the real Inland Revenue office on
    a number I obtained from their previous correspondence to me
    (genuine) and was informed that this is a scam and that Inland
    Revenue would NEVER ask for such personal information in this way.
    They also said to be careful of written letters appearing to be from
    them as these too, can be scams.

    I don't know about you all out there, but I think it is awful to have
    to be constantly on red alert about this sort of thing, but we do so
    I just thought I would alert you all as well.

    There is a lot of publicity about ID scams thank goodness so I was
    sure it was a scam right from the start.

    Sue.

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    Thank you

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    Thanks

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    Thank you for that
    Fiona xx

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    Thank you.
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    Thank you

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    Many thanks I get alot of flse emails from banks also, so watch out for them

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    Thank you - always worth knowing

    Miffy xx

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    thank you


    cathy

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    Thanks for the warning!
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    Default Re: Tax scam warning

    Oh yes I had this one a while ago!

    Good advice for everyone

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    I got one of these a few weeks ago. I knew immediately it was fake! how on earth could I be due a refund if I've not sent in my self assessment and doing it online should work it out correctly anyway. I forwarded it on to the inland revenue counter fraud squad (it's called something like that) and told my sis, who works for the IR. She said I did the right thing.
    In cloud cuckoo land somewhere

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    Thanks for letting us know xx

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    Thanks for the warning - haven't received one yet but will keep my eyes peeled!

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    Thanks for that

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    Thanks for the warning!
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    Have you reported this to the police? They can trace emails back to the source
    Debbie

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    Thank you
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