HMRC Warning from Trading Standards

Alert message sent 22/05/2019 17:26:00

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Dear Members

Trading Standards is warning about emails claiming to be from HMRC, telling people they are due a tax refund. The email will contain a link to what appears to be the website, however the website linked is fake and is a copycat website designed to look like the real thing. HMRC never send notifications of a rebate or ask for information by email or text.

If you are unsure if your email came from a genuine source, tap on the sender’s name to see the full email address it was sent from. Sometimes it maybe hard to see the difference as they would put a fullstop within the email body and maybe difficult for some to spot this and by glance it may look like an original email address.

Report suspicious HMRC emails to If HMRC needs to contact you about anything confidential, they’ll reply by phone or post. For further details follow

Stay Safe
PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station
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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)
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