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By | John Leyden 8th January 2007 12:56

HM Revenue phish surfaces

Tax attacks

Phishing fraudsters are targeting UK taxpayers in the latest attempt to dupe the gullible into handing over sensitive financial details.

A tax on the gullible

The bogus emails promised prospective marks a fictitious tax refund of £70. The attack represents part of the ongoing trend for fraudsters to extend to scope of targets for fraud beyond traditional targets such as eBay, PayPal and Bank of America.

As Reg reader Peter points out the attack represents on of the first attacks on targeting UK government targets, an incident that ought to provoke better reporting mechanisms. "I went to the HMRC site and there's nowhere to report such matters, which I kind of expected," he said. ®

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