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Phishing warning in run-up to tax credits deadline

13th July 2010

Anyone who needs to file a tax credits renewal with HMRC or pay the second instalment of their income tax is being warned about phishing emails.

According to Trusteer, tax credit filers may be sent unsolicited emails that look like they have been sent by HMRC. Some bogus HMRC emails tell people they are owed a tax rebate, but this is also fraudsters at work. If victims click on these emails, they may infect their computers with malware and have their personal details stolen.


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