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    spam email?

    my mums just got an email from [email protected]aol.com to say shes getting a tax rebate.I'm 99.99% sure its a spam email. Am i right, has anyone else had this,im guessing that if she did the 'click here' thing itd ask for her bank details or something and wipe out her bank. should we do anything, report it or anything?

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    umm I would say if it is from the tax offices they will send you a letter as well not just an email. might be worth phoning them to be sure, best thing to do is to ignore it put it in the spam box of your email, that way you wont get anymore into your inbox

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    starsparkle2311;8441001

    If she's never heard of them then yes, it's spam. Spam it and forget … If she's never heard of them then yes, it's spam. Spam it and forget about it. Oh and never ever give your bank details out to anyone.



    i dont, unless im buying something,and im always wary of this stuff, but my mum is still quite nieve to online scams

    big clue, it's from an AOL address. if it were a valid email it would come from a paid domain name registered by said organisation.

    It is spam, I had it and my boss had it. Checked with the tax office and they were aware of the scam

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    DreamEater;8441035

    big clue, it's from an AOL address. if it were a valid email it would … big clue, it's from an AOL address. if it were a valid email it would come from a paid domain name registered by said organisation.



    thats what i thought

    i take it theres no way to stop this, theres no1 to report it to? some people would actually fall for this, not everyone knows about these kindof scams and you'd think there was some way to and least stop this particular one going round, apart from the usual beware email

    i just got one to, but with a the email address "hmrevenue&customs" chancers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    starsparkle2311;8441067

    How long has she been online? I got shedloads when I first got online, … How long has she been online? I got shedloads when I first got online, everyone does, just tell her to keep spamming any emails where she doesn't recognise the senders name and eventually it will calm down:thumbsup:



    miffysmate;8441069

    It is spam, I had it and my boss had it. Checked with the tax office and … It is spam, I had it and my boss had it. Checked with the tax office and they were aware of the scam



    thankyou, well if they are aware ill just tell her to report it as spam and delete :thumbsup:
    its nice to get replies that dont make the thread poster feel like idiots for enquiring, alot of people on here seem to do this and assume wer all clued up.

    HMRC would send from the "gsi.gov.uk" address

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    This is one reason (amongst many) that i use gmail, i never see this stuff in my inbox, goes right into the spam folder

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    jubbyme;8442245

    This is one reason (amongst many) that i use gmail, i never see this … This is one reason (amongst many) that i use gmail, i never see this stuff in my inbox, goes right into the spam folder



    Hear that. It's a long time since me and Mr Gmail saw any spam

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    The AOL email address is the give away fir starters....

    Delete and Ignore it

    all of the above, just google teh email address and you will see it is mentioned before on spam assassin
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