IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email with subject 'Notice of Tax Return - Client ID - xxxxxxx', January 27th

First Posted: Thursday, 27th January 2014, 15:16

IS Services has received reports of a phishing message in circulation, as shown below.  Please ignore this email should you receive it as it is fraudulent and is a 'phishing' attempt.  The email should be deleted.  If you have replied to this email or clicked on the link contained in the email body please report to the IS Services Helpdesk at the earliest opportunity. An overview of the email content is provided below.  If you would like to know more about phishing attempts please see our overview of phishing.

IS Services

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I am sending this email to announce:
After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of:

£371.91

To receive your return, you need to create a Government gateway account.

NOTE: Please download and fill out the form attached to this email.

Our head office address can be found on our web site at HM Revenue & Customs: www.hmrc.gov.uk
The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as applicable, copyright in these is reserved to HM Revenue & Customs. Unless expressly authorized by us, any further dissemination or distribution of this email or its attachments
is prohibited.

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