HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Gone Phishing

Gone Phishing
Those of you who file your tax returns online, or who have received emails from an organisation claiming to be "HMRC", need to be aware that there is in fact a fake HMRC website in cyberspace that has been set up to "phish" bank details from the unwary.

The fake site uses the same graphics, fonts and styling as HMRC's site and gathers web users' names, addresses and credit card details.

The fake then redirects people to the real HMRC website.

The "phishing" emails claim that HMRC has conducted a review of the person's tax affairs, and has found that they are due a rebate of £70.

Under no circumstances reply to these emails, or click on the link.

HMRC will never send emails telling you that you have a rebate inviting you to verify your bank details on line.

Tax does have to be taxing.

HMRC Is Shite (, also available via the domain, is brought to you by "The Living Brand"

1 comment:

  1. I thought I was browsing a fake site with all the errors that kept appearing.

    Not sure if you picked up my last email Ken, but here's my second attempt at filing online:
    HMRC Self Assessment Offline 2008/9 - The second attempt

    Shambolic isn't it!