Source: CYREN Blog

CYREN Blog WARNING: UK Tax Refund Phishing Scam Identified

A warning to individuals filing taxes in the United Kingdom: Cyren has identified a tax refund phishing email that, at first glance, appears to come from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the UK's tax, payments, and customs authority. The fraudulent email tries to trick the recipient into opening a PDF by suggesting that the victim's tax refund information is now available for viewing. Once the email is opened, the victim is encouraged to click a link which redirects to a phishing site seeking the victim's personal credentials. These phishing documents are detected and blocked by Cyren as PDF/Phishing1.CYO.

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