Posts tagged ‘HM Revenue & customs spam’

Spam Warning – HM Revenue & Customs – Notice of Underreported Income

This HM Revenue & Customs spam email is a little easier to spot than the last one but you have to know what to do.

The link that it has is the key to detecting that it is spam for this and actually many other spam emails. Hover over the link and you should see the actual address it will take you to appear in a little roll over tooltip. The important part is the main address.

Here’s what shows up for the first part: http://online.hmrc.gov.uk.cdstrdd.eu

now when you look at it you have to read it carefully as sometimes an ‘o’ is replaced with the number ’0′ or ‘I’ with the number ’1′ this happens a lot and there are many more like that. In this case though it’s the ending of the link the first part ‘http://online.hmrc.gov.uk‘ seems legit it’s the second part ‘.cdstrdd.eu‘ that makes it a dangerous link to click.

Basically this link will take you to a bad server. Everything else after that using the ‘/’ is for them to track or direct you to a specific piece of code that will then get you to download something, fill out a form that cleverly looks like the authentic form or add your email to more spam lists.

So be very careful when you click on a link in an email that is not from a trusted resource.

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Taxpayer ID: info-00000586327359UK

Tax Type: INCOME TAX

Issue: Unreported/Underreported Income (Fraud Application)

Please review your tax statement on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website (click on the link below):

review tax statement for taxpayer id: info-00000586327359UK <http://online.hmrc.gov.uk.cdstrdd.eu/SecurityWebApp/httpsmode/statement.php?id=5406990561606406953&email=info@cmc.co.uk&tid=info-00000586327359UK>

HM Revenue and Customs

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Stay Safe

Alan Fair

Spam Warning – HM Revenue & Customs – Please Submit Your Refund Payment

Hi Everyone here is a new spam that is circulating and very difficult to know it is spam. Please tell as many people about this as it’s a very clever one.

Note: you may find that the ‘£’ amount changes, this is a good indicator of spam.

Note: It also has an attached form called ‘Refund_Form.html’ which you shouldn’t even attempt to open

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Dear Applicant:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 159.46 GBP Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.

For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

Please submit the form attached to your email in order to complete your tax refund

Best Regards,

HM Revenue & Customs

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© Copyright 2009, HM Revenue & Customs UK All rights reserved.

TAX REFUND ID: A29L121

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Stay Safe

Alan Fair