My fabulous accountants defacto-fd have just sent this warning. I haven’t received this scam myself as yet - however be vigilant!
Please be aware that there are a number of scam e-mails being sent at the moment, which appear to come from HMRC. They will say that you are due a tax refund and that to claim this you should either click on a link and fill in your bank details or fill in an attached form and e-mail it to them.
The e-mails appear to come from a valid HMRC e-mail address and may also contain a valid HMRC contact address and phone number.
These are scam e-mails sent by fraudsters and are designed to gather your bank details and enough security information to allow them to access your bank accounts.
HMRC does not ever send e-mails to individuals or businesses asking them for their bank details.
If you receive an e-mail of this nature please do not respond to it. If you have already responded to one you should contact your bank immediately to make sure there has been no fraudulent activity on your account, and to ask them what your next steps should be.
I discovered the Save our Sounds through the BBC Digital Planet Podcast. Hilarious to think we’re already loosing the sounds of early technology but I tried to find a old phone ring tone for my new phone and found it incredibly difficult! A fabulous ringing sound is apparently no longer in demand for mobile phones.
A new Browser from Opera which looks like its pushing the boat out and not only acting as a browser but also as a server. Making file sharing and photo sharing for starters something which you control. By hosting elements on your own browser and not on a separate server you keep everything localised. It has a fun aspect called the “Fridge” enabling you to post messages on your friends desktops. Or the “Lounge” which allows you to host your own chat rooms with your friends.