"Taxpayer ID: tyfarrer-00000137240445UK Tax Type: INCOME TAX Issue: Unreported/Underreported Income (Fraud Application) Please review your tax statement on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website (click on the link below):
review tax statement for taxpayer id: tyfarrer-00000137240445UK
HM Revenue and Customs "
It needs at least another 200 words and a booklet! And, I had three all with different names on today - even they cant be that disorganised - more spam.
Since The IRS would certainly write to you with (as you correctly point out) reams of paperwork, booklets, debit slips etc. This one really is lame, but those of us here are in the know....The elderly can often be trapped and panic about this type of rather obvious scam.
Must say, I have not received it, but give it time.