"It's that time of year unfortunately said cyber security expert Alan Woodward, nsw government solar power rebate scheme a professor at the University of Surrey.
And in 2013 customers reported more than 91,000 phishing emails to the tax agency.
The website also asks for the users' mother's maiden name, date of birth, bank account number, sort code, as well as their card number, card expiry date and card security code.
Express newspapers, the email claims to be from hmrc and pushes recipients to a website.The funds come from the public purse, rather than the victims' accounts.According to the HM Revenue and Customs website, "hmrc will never send notifications of a tax rebate/refund by email, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email.It will also never ask customers for personal information or bank details in an email or text message.Hmrc offers more advice here.Their bank details are then changed to the criminals and a fraudulent application for a tax refund is submitted.Express newspapers, the fake hmrc website asks for a slew of data, including name, address and phone number.A record-breaking ten million tax returns were filed by last weeks 31 January deadline, with around.5 million filed online."Put the address into the browser yourself.".Getty express newspapers, hM Revenue and Customs will not ask for your bank account details and sort code over email.One concerned reader contacted with an example of the email.The correspondence is part of a phishing attempt to try to trick users into handing over their bank details."Don't use an email as a route to a website - it's the only way to avoid being scammed said Woodward."hmrc is one of the classic targets and phishing is getting worse.".If you think youve been the victim of an online scam, check out s guide on the next steps to take here.One Twitter posted: "Just got a fishing email, purportedly from @hmrc, for my bank details.