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Residents warned of e-mail tax scam
RESIDENTS are being warned about an e-mail scam that purports to be from HM Inland Revenue & Customs.
Halton Trading Standards stresses that HMRC would not inform people of a tax rebate or demand via e-mail, or invite you to complete an online form to receive or claim tax.
Anyone who is due a tax refund would receive written confirmation.
If you ever have any doubt that an e-mail you receive from HMRC is genuine please do not follow any links, disclose any personal details or respond to it.
Please forward it to HMRC at: email@example.com then delete it.
To stop unwanted sales e-mails you can register with the e-mail preference service at: http://www.dma.org.uk/ For general consumer advice ring Citizens Advice consumer service on 08454 04 05 06 or visit: www.adviceguide.org.uk