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 Phisher pretending to be Inland Revenue

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

In Britain the deadline for submitting last years income tax returns was January 31 and the current tax year ends on April 5th. So about now we expect communications from the tax departments (I've already had a couple of snail mails) and today I received an Email purporting to come from the Inland Revenue: My server put it in the spam box. The appearances were pretty convincing with correct logo and colour.



However if you do "click here" where indicated you now get a web forgery alert (if you have the appropriate defences in place) and the URL in the address bar is http://www.handbagsmerchant.com/images/mere.html (see near bottom in the quoted Email with headers below)

This is a site selling "replica" (fake) designer goods.

This is certainly a new type of phish for me - I've had numerous bank & paypal ones in the past

Quote:
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from [80.249.107.73] (HELO fe4.realmail-asp.co.uk)
by fe1.doctors.org.uk (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 5.2.16)
with ESMTP id 30922249 for **********@doctors.org.uk; Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:28:26 +0000
Received: from [75.148.147.165] (helo=JWFPLC.COM)
by fe4.realmail-asp.co.uk with esmtp id KYRVFB-0001UO-IG
for **********@doctors.org.uk; Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:28:24 +0000
Received: from User ([67.117.88.44]) by JWFPLC.COM with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);
Wed, 3 Mar 2010 13:12:42 -0600
From: "HM Revenue"<[email protected]>
Subject: Tax Refund
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 11:22:41 -0800
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="Windows-1250"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000
Bcc:
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 03 Mar 2010 19:12:42.0578 (UTC) FILETIME=[7FBCA320:01CABB05]
X-RealMail-Category: BULK/UNKNOWN
X-RealMail-Ref: BULK/str=0001.0A0B0203.4B9009D8.00BC,ss=3,fgs=16
X-RealMail-IWF: NO
X-RealMail: suspect

<html>

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
</head>

<body>

<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" width="354" id="table1">
<tr>
<td>
<img src="http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/296/lerc.gif" align="middle" height="72" width="354">

</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font face="Courier" size="1">&nbsp;After the last annual calculations of
your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive
a tax refund of <b>431.10 GBP. </b>Please submit the tax refund request and
allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.<br><br></font><font face="Courier" size="2">A refund can be delayed for a variety of
reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the
deadline.<br><br>To access the form for your tax refund,
please <b>
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.handbagsmerchant.com/images/mere.html">click
here</a></b><br><br>Regards, <br>
HM Revenue & Customs</font></td>
</tr>
</table>
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="table2" width="359">
<tr>
<td align="center"><font color="#c0c0c0" size="2">© Copyright 2009, HM Revenue & Customs UK</font></td>
</tr>
</table>

</body>

</html>


Anyone else had anything similar? Spread the word you have to be even more careul now in your dealings with the Inland Revenue.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's quite a common one.
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/index.htm

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