Warning over tax credit email scam
HMRC has issued the following statement:
Tax Credits - 'Your 2013 Tax Refund Report!' email scam
HMRC is aware of a bogus email being circulated from 'email@example.com' advising of a 2013 tax refund report. The email appears to have been issued by Preston Tax Credit office; however, this is not the case, it is a scam.
The email has a PDF attachment which should not be opened as it contains a virus. Do not respond to the email and delete it immediately.