S. M.Roberts from the HM Revenue and Customs office just sent me an email that after reviewing my tax returns for the last seven years, they made a mistake and owe me $256 dollars!
In order to receive my funds, I need to fill out an online application by May 31. Below is the email I received:
Following an upgrade of our computer systems and review of our records we have investigated your payments and latest tax returns over the last seven years our calculations show you have made over payments of $256.99
Due to the high volume of refunds due you must complete the on line application, the telephone help line is unable to assist with this application.
In order to process your refund you will need to complete the attached application form.
Your refund may take up to 3 weeks to process please make sure you complete the form correctly.
As we are upgrading our records we require the completed form showing your full current details by 31 May 2010
Please submit the form attached to confirm the refund.
HM Revenue & Customs
© Copyright 2010, HM Revenue & Customs UK All rights reserved.
TAX REFUND ID: A29R119
And here is the attachment they sent me:
* HMRC home
* Contact us
Simply Enter Details then Finish
Step 1 – Enter Details
- Billing Information
- Address Information – Please enter your name and address as you have it listed for your credit card.
- CardHolder Name
- Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy)
- Mother Maiden Name
- Postal Code
- Phone Number
- Credit Card Information – Please enter your Credit or Debit Card where refunds will be made.
- Bank Name
- Debit / Credit Card Number
- Visa or MasterCard
- Expiration Date
- Card Verification Number
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This is yet anther scam designed to make you think the IRS did an audit, has your refund and needs updated information. The IRS will never ask for such details and should you provide the above, I’m most confident you’ll experience complete financial and personal ruin!
Remember, this is a scam and you should not respond to it. If you received one like this, please leave a comment with a copy and I’ll get it posted. It will help prevent others from becoming a victim!