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Police warn residents about a possible Inland Revenue scam (25/02/11)
Issued by the Northern Constabulary
Police in Portree are warning householders to be aware of a potential email scam being circulated by people claiming to be from the Inland Revenue.
The email is addressed Dear Tax Payer and says the following: "We hereby call your attention to your tax payment refund that has accrued up to 3,997.32 GBP.
You are advised to respond with effect so that we will process your refund through your online banking.
"Kindly respond to this mail so that your tax refund will be processed and paid under 72 hours of receiving the information that we've requested for on our web."
The scam claims to be from the "Personal and Corporate Tax Refund Centre (PCTRC) at HM Revenue & Customs and will originate from the following email address email@example.com
Police are advising people not to respond to this email and not to submit any personal details online or over the phone.
Anyone who requires advice should contact their nearest Police station.