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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Am I Stupid?

Today I received this in my Email

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)


Dear Sir/Madame,

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of 379.83 GBP
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

To access your tax refund, please follow the steps bellow:
- download the Tax Refund Form attached to this email
- open it in a browser (recommended internet explorer)
- follow the instructions on your screen
NOTE: Fill in all required fields, otherwise the refund process will be canceled.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
Revenue and Tax Administrator
HM Revenue & Customs
Tax Credit Office
PO Box 1970

To which I as a greedy tax dodger replied by filling in their on line form.


Did I miss out on a refund?


  1. You don't live a ten Downing St!

    Do you?

  2. Petty, but fun. ;)

    I usually try to get "go fuck yourselves" in there somewhere.

  3. Classic phishing as you obviously realised.

    For the record, HMRC never write to you this way.

  4. You didn't put a 16 digit number for the rebate - rats...

  5. "Madame" with an "E" and "GBP" should set alarm bells ringing right away.
    Then you have 6-9 days to process the refund, which must be the joke of the century! Oh, and "bellow" instead of below.

    Sadly many still will be taken in by this...

    P.S. I DO hope your anti-virus is up to date, after downloading the attachment!

  6. Yes, I got this in my inbox this morning:

    Från: Riitta Waara
    Skickat: den 23 augusti 2013 01:03
    Till: Riitta Waara
    Ämne: Give Away

    Harry Black gave you part of his lottery winnings as charity contact him via e-mail ( ), visit this weblink to verify my story.

    I suppose it at least shows that they realise the "I'm a Nigerian princess and I need to move $1m to UK..." etc is wearing a bit thin after more than a decade.


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