Email Scam from HMRC

Alert message sent 02/07/2018 17:24:00

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Email Scam
 
We have recently received information from one of our Cheshire Police Alert users that they have been contacted, via email, stating they were entitled to a refund from the HMRC.  The email then asked for bank details.
 
The HMRC would never send out an email requesting this information.
 
There is a comprehensive list of what to look for in official emails and ways to report suspicious contact direct to the HMRC.  This can be done through the official site. 
 
Search for HMRC or   https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs
 
 
If you have been, or are aware of someone who has been targeted in this manner please report it. 
 
Do not be embarrassed to report a scam, scammers are cunning and clever.  There is no shame in being deceived.  Reporting potential scams will help prevent others from being deceived.
 
‘The little book of BIG scams’ is a general guide in relation to many of the scams currently operating in the UK and aims to increase your awareness of the scams and teach you some easy steps to help protect yourself and others.

An E-version of it is available on our website   www.cheshire.police.uk 
Message sent by
Wendy Dalton (Police, PCSO, Ellesmere Port LPU East PCSO)

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