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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.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A Message From "Homer"

Scam Alert

I have received three email messages today from a "Ms Lin Homer" allegedly of HMRC (Ms. Lin Homer (

The emails contain a document that the sender wants me to open and download.

In the event that you receive one of these under no circumstances open or download the document, it will most likely contain a trojan that is designed to access your pin codes etc stored on your pc.

HMRC do not sent out emails like this.

You have been warned!

For any techies out there who would like to try to trace where this came from, here are the message source details:

x-store-info:4r51+eLowCe79NzwdU2kR3P+ctWZsO+J Authentication-Results:; sender-id=none (sender IP is; dkim=none; x-hmca=none X-SID-PRA: X-SID-Result: None X-DKIM-Result: None X-AUTH-Result: NONE X-Message-Status: n:n X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0wO0Q9MjtHRD0yO1NDTD02 X-Message-Info: 3c21WZ1hAltI9DuizMAEE7WYZdIDtZvvOR+t+IXz/hEYpp0l0un3bP+ZdHsW7RjOQZASsEccUTJfh1tZKP6EeORJ9YXIZWbtB2zDS68bvqjdK0ufPYNg51yos+knrEUkDskR+ltY8l9tQQXmS3bqIw== Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4900); Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:18:47 -0700 Received: (qmail 27067 invoked by uid 513); 26 Oct 2012 11:03:59 -0000 Received: from by email6 (envelope-from , uid 504) with qmail-scanner-2.01 (clamdscan: 0.97.3/15480. Clear:RC:1( Processed in 0.466764 secs); 26 Oct 2012 11:03:59 -0000 Received: from (HELO ([]) (envelope-sender ) by (qmail-ldap-1.03) with SMTP for ; 26 Oct 2012 11:03:58 -0000 Received: from (Peak to Peak authenticated user moredd) by with HTTP; Fri, 26 Oct 2012 04:51:54 -0600 (MDT) Message-ID: <2729 ."."""> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 04:51:54 -0600 (MDT) Subject: From HMRC: Download & Read Attachment From: "Ms. Lin Homer" Reply-To: User-Agent: Peak to Peak Webmail/1.4.2 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/mixed;boundary="----=_20121026045154_41560" X-Priority: 3 Importance: Normal Bcc: Return-Path: X-OriginalArrivalTime: 26 Oct 2012 21:18:47.0474 (UTC) FILETIME=[7CA22920:01CDB3BF]

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  1. Ken,

    Suggest you get in touch with a friendly "techie" prepared to do a bit of reverse tracing through the grid/ISP and see where these originated? There may be a "footprint" or trail left even now.
    It could be an absolute eye-opener (nudge nudge wink wink!) eh?

  2. To put all employees of HMRC under the umbrella of SHITE is the working of a simple mind. Most HMRC employees work under very stressful conditions to ensure peoples taxes are worked out accurately. This can at times be difficult as most morons cannot give correct details on forms.
    With all the warnings that have went out over the last few years about these FAKE tax rebates, anyone idiotic enough to give their bank details on-line to these scammers deserve to take the hit !!!!
    And as for you Ken you're the biggest F*****G idiot of the lot.

    1. As an employee of HMRC I'm more than willing to accept that, because of inept planning and management, staff are often unable to serve the public as we know we should.

      I'm also able to read the top of the page that says this website is dedicated to taxpayers AND the employees that have to endure the shambles of HMRC.

      I agree that staff can sometimes get unfairly blamed for this, and although it is annoying I don't think resorting to abusing people is clever or helpful... especially when you are accusing someone of being an idiot whilst incapable of structuring a sentence- 'With all the warnings that have went out over the last few years...' - that have went out...? Embarassing.

      It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
      -- Mark Twain

    2. I thought that Pacesetter et al requires that taxpayers be called "customers" these days, not "morons"?

  3. @ 05:56

    Suggest you get your facts right first chum, Ken does not place all of the employees of HMRC under the the umbrella of SHITE, all employees of HMRC work for an organisation that at best is SHITE.
    The management system through and through, along with the managers, pacesetter evangelists and a fair selection of incompetant "workers" are under the banner, and if you work there you are aware of that.
    This site takes the rough with the smooth and many posters of your ilk usually crawl back under the stone from whence they came, the few that have any resilience at all tend to pack up and shut up when they realise that no matter which way or how you package it, effluent is effluent.
    Any organisation which has had its hierarchy accused of lying from grass roots level to MP's has a deep rooted problem that needs "excising" as is the "custom".