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    Skweeky's Avatar Manker's web totty
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    Got this in my inbox today:


    Dear Applicant:


    we have reviwed your tax return and our calculations of your last years accounts a tax refund of 178.25 is due
    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: A29R119


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    Step 1 - Enter Details

    Billing Information

    Address Information - Please enter your name and address as you have it listed for your credit card.

    Email:

    CardHolder Name:

    Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy)

    Mother Maiden Name:

    Address:

    Town/City:

    Province/Region:

    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:

    Expiration Date:

    Card Verification Number:
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    Last edited by Skweeky; 10-17-2009 at 10:25 AM.

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    Who would fall for that? Really, if someone had the basic skills to fill out a tax return they would have 4 million IQ points too many to consider this anything other than utter gobshite.

    I get almost daily emails in my spam box from Banks some of which I have never heard of asking me to update my details. I have never told my Banks and Credit Card peeps my email address. I prefer to go round the corner to the local branch.
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    Who would be stupid enough to actual include their card details in an e-mail anyways?

    Saying that, my mum ( she's 67), just recently discovered the wonders of the online world. I can see her falling for this kind of thing. It looks almost plausible because of the small amount it involves.

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    Last edited by Skweeky; 10-17-2009 at 10:40 AM.

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    Last edited by Skweeky; 10-17-2009 at 10:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
    Who would fall for that? Really, if someone had the basic skills to fill out a tax return they would have 4 million IQ points too many to consider this anything other than utter gobshite.
    That'd put the people who fall for it roughly 3,999,930 points in the negative, by my estimate.

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    we have reviwed your tax return and our calculations of your last years accounts a tax refund of 178.25 is due
    Bad grammar and punctuation are the first signs of a scam.
    I blame this on the Nigerian education system.
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    Yeah but mate, it supposedly came from the tax office. They're not known for their outstanding intelligence.

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    If you want to have a safe journey on the net and if you are half asleep 1 day and decide that an email is the real thing, then also decide mmm i think i will reply, There is a free dns site called open dns,What this site will do for you people who are noobs or even half asleep, They will speed up all your net searches and even STOP you from going to the hack sites that phish for your details, I also have siblings and parents who aren't wise to the world of the sharks that live on the net and opendns has helped them many times from the usual emails that demand stuff off you in the name of you bank and other world wrecking demmands. Goto www.opendns.com for how to set it up and all the info about setting it up,takes no longer than 2 mins if you know your way around a PC and the tcp/ip settings. I really hope this helps people.
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