Ooh, a tax refund!! SPAM - (1) New message from GB Revenue and Taxes.
This email has been received this week at sircles spam catcher:
From: TaxesGreat-Britain <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:26 AM
Subject: (1) New message from GB Revenue and Taxes.
Taxes&Revenue have detected that you have paid too much tax in the past
* Therefore we applied P800WForm to issue a reimbursment.
--we tried to send it to you automatically.
--we don't have your card details on file.
--have your credit/debit card ready
* We applied P800WForm to issue a reimbursment.
* Receipt date : 01 August 2018.
* Amount: 670.25 GB P.
As you can see the originating address is actually from Japan and so probably isn't that likely to give me a tax refund after all :(
The GBP is a bit of a giveaway too, as even in London, most people still use the British Pound without being prompted.
The 'Claim Funds' link points to: http://mocosi.co.za/img/acgetopai/
which is actually already registered as deceptive by Chrome and has been registered as unsafe by Microsoft Edge.
The actual site:
Once you choose your wishes they take you to:
HMRC do not know your banking details, and will never ask you to confirm your identity with your card details or account number. This site is not secure and should therefore not be accepting card details anyway.
Never enter card details without checking the padlock in the address bar is showing in green or as OK. Always check the domain in the address bar, all the way up until the first / and make sure it is just the expected domain like sircles.net with nothing following it unless after a /
Report this email and report the website.