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Tax break phishing scam aims to harvest details

by Marianna Schmudlach / November 25, 2008 3:37 AM PST

Xmas scam season kicks off

By John Leyden

25th November 2008

Fraudsters with their finger on the financial pulse have launched a scam designed to exploit interest in UK government tax breaks.

Scam emails doing the rounds pose as offers for "family maintenance". The messages appear to come from the non-existent "UK Government & Ministry of Finance" and offer a tax refund of between

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