We received an email about a pending tax refund.
Usually these come from email addresses that show the email is fake – such as a Gmail or Hotmail account or anything obviously not related to the Inland Revenue.
This email is from firstname.lastname@example.org and the refund amount is in pounds rather than dollars as is often the case.
The email has a button marked ‘click here to start your claim’ – that shows it’s a scam as no government department (or most reputable organisations) would include such a button in an email.
Now revenue.com is the wrong address for the UK tax authorities but it does look meaningful. All UK central government emails have gov.uk on the end
But what is revenue.com?
That’s hard to tell. It seems to be a legitimate article distribution site but there are some warnings on the Internet about it being unsafe to visit.
Never respond to an email requesting personal details or by clicking anything that could be suspicious.