There is a new phishing scam going round in the form of an email that purports to come from HM Revenue & Customs. This is just to warn you not to click on the link in any such email you receive. HM Revenue & Customs will never email a taxpayer concerning a tax refund or any other matter.
Part of the text of the current "phishing" scam email is as follows:
"Taxpayer ID: (a "reference")
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: (a long code)
HM Revenue and Customs"
I received such an email this morning into my spam folder.
There are similar emails purporting to be from the IRS to US taxpayers. The IRS would never send an email of this type either.
More information here
Be careful out there.