Today I received an email which appeared to come from the HMRC Gateway with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The message states:
The submission for reference 485/GB9807963 was successfully received and was not processed.
Check attached copy for more information.
This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply as the email address is not monitored for received mail.
and it includes a zipped file attachment.
This is a concern for those of us that use the HMRC Gateway for filing our annual tax return but although the email may look genuine be aware that this is a scam, it’s not from HMRC at all and the attachment contains a Trojan that will harm your computer if opened.
I use Norton Internet Security Suite which caught the email and junked it. If your security didn’t catch it delete the message and buy Norton.