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IMPORTANT GRANT - You're eligible for the fifth gr

New SEISS scam email

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Scam email being sent out this morning. Fairly obvious to those that are used to detecting these, but may catch some out.   

Formatting is quite good compared to some. Link goes to a quite convincing scam page, well formatted:-

       GOV.UK

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Claims for the Fifth SEISS grant have now opened for Application .

We've determined that you are eligible to receive a tax claim grant .

Please submit your application for the fifth SEISS grant now.

Please "Sign in to HMRC online services" reference below and follow step 1 of 3 to have your tax refund credit to your bank account, also note you need your Passport and Driving Licence details to submit this application .

Sign in to HMRC online services self assessment.

Note : For security reason we will record (IP Address, Time and Date) Delibrate Wrong input or flooding will be criminally pursued.

Best regards,

HM Revenue & Customs

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By New To Accountancy
06th Jun 2021 12:07

'Delibrate' - doh!

Don't cha hate it when you don't get your mate who can spell, to proof read your scams.

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By Hugo Fair
06th Jun 2021 14:18

Just wonder if that typo was introduced by Wanderer?
The wording is otherwise a direct copy of an email that was doing the rounds for the 4th SEISS, but without that particular typo ... it would take a particularly perverse type of scammer to try avoiding copyright by changing one letter!
Oh ... and anything that ends with 'Best regards, HM Revenue & Customs' - when they've never held anyone other than themselves as worthy of regards!

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By the_fishmonger
06th Jun 2021 14:26

We got two of these last week. The typo is in the email along with the singular security 'reason'

* * Don't try the following at work (unless you know what you're doing) * *

We always try the link in a VM Sandbox to see what joyous sites they have laid on. This one did not always go to a page after the dire warnings from Windows Defender. Howvere, on a couple of occasions it went to a page full of vitriol for having the audacity to not fall for their trixes- it made me guffaw out loud

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By New To Accountancy
06th Jun 2021 14:36

Whoops - my apologies to Wanderer if it is his error. We've all done it.

(Backtracking)

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By Wanderer
06th Jun 2021 15:36

Not my error, above is a copy & paste.

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By Hugo Fair
06th Jun 2021 16:19

Apologies.
I should have known that if someone had failed to do a simple copy'n'paste, it would be the scammers and not you.
The shame of course is that poor quality control matters so little to the scammers, because their 'game' is based on near-zero costs ... so any response is pure 'profit'!

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By Paul Crowley
06th Jun 2021 14:31

HMRC really help scammers

Now regularly asking for ID means that asking for ID in scams does not now demonstrate that it is a scam

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By Duggimon
07th Jun 2021 11:27

Who is still clicking links in emails without checking where they go?

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By the_fishmonger
07th Jun 2021 14:42

Duggimon wrote:

Who is still clicking links in emails without checking where they go?

It would be good to believe that was as uncommon as you believe. There's still plenty of 'I know better' or just plain thick types around*. Regardless of how many times we or Martin Lewis repeat the mantra "DON'T CLICK ANY LINKS FROM SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW".

Strange that they somehow manage to retain the tax saving ideas discussed in the same hour or so!

* Some towns around here have higher proportions that wipe their elbows after their morning constitutional. Whereas in a place such as Nottingham, they generally seem to be more business, finances and dodgy links savvy

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