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Solicitor letter received saying tax refund due

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One of my clients received an email from Greenhead Solicitors (CRN 7762352) a genuine company? (incorporated in 2011) but looking at their website they are immigration not tax solicitors. I have forwarded the email to HMRC's phishing email address. I have also emailed the company through their website, waiting to hear back.

email below.....

We are pleased to confirm that we have been informed by HMRC that you are due a tax refund.

In order to allow Greenhead Solicitors to release your tax payment to you once received, please provide us with the following information:-

Proof of your Identity consisting of one of the following:

a valid full passport; or

a valid UK Photo-card driving licence; or

a valid HM Forces identity card with your photograph on it; or

a Birth Certificate

Proof of your Address consisting of one of the following:

a receipted utility bill less than 3 months old; or

a council tax bill for the current tax year; or

a bank statement less than 3 months old;

Due to the recent situation with COVID 19, please note that we are processing all payments by way of a bank transfer. 

Therefore, kindly provide your bank details, as detailed below, in order that we may release payment:

a.          Name of Bank

b.          Account Number

c.          Sort Code

The above requested information can be forwarded to us via this email and/or via the Greenhead Solicitors WhatsApp on 07726 108 902.

If require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards

Sukhi Mattu

Paralegal

T:    |  E: [email protected]  WhatsApp: 07726108902
 

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By Justin Bryant
16th Oct 2020 15:16

Dodgier than the Artful Dodger eating a packet of jammy dodgers on the dodgems in Dodge City.

Then again, arguably anyone sending that information should not be allowed pets, to vote etc.

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By Paul Crowley
16th Oct 2020 15:31

Agreed
So much free money from Rushi, why bother trying to get from the public.
Cannot be time and cost efficient

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By Anonymous.
16th Oct 2020 16:04

Most odd!

If you Google search the landline you get the Law Society link to the firm.

https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/office/623838/greenhead-solicitors-...

But then if you search the company name given, "Greenhead Solicitors Limited" you get details for a Huddersfield based firm:

https://www.greenheadsolicitors.co.uk/

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By lionofludesch
16th Oct 2020 16:21

And this was completely unsolicited, was it ?

No previous contact with this firm at all ?

It's not even slightly credible, is it ?

Why would anyone believe this ?

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By Paul Crowley
16th Oct 2020 20:04

"And this was completely unsolicited, was it ?"
Thought your post would stop there

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
16th Oct 2020 16:37

Should you not redact the (presumably innocent) solicitors email and phone number?

Im guessing its the WhatsApp no. which is fraudulent.

The solicitors I deal with seem to treat email with suspicion of being new fangled, and asking for fees paid by bank transfer tends to result in a calls from their cashier querying if we would really not prefer a cheque?

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By Wilson Philips
16th Oct 2020 19:38

I thought I’d try the WhatsApp number (from a redundant mobile phone of course) and it was answered - apparently - by the solicitors. Doesn’t prove anything of course.

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By Paul Crowley
16th Oct 2020 20:17

Odd firm to pick
except
They deal with people who may not be as understanding of UK fraud issues. Get their Email list and possible that there are enough people who may respond.

UK born unlikely to believe that Solicitors hand out tax refunds.

Version 2
Ex employee wants to cause trouble

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By carnmores
18th Oct 2020 21:47

it may say greenhead but is it a fake account always check with official website as well but that could have been hacked as well but more unlikely.

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