HM Revenue & Customs Security Alert - Tax Repayment Scam

HM Revenue & Customs Security Alert - Tax Repayment Scam

We are aware that fraudsters are emailing members of the public advising them that a tax rebate is due. The emails usually include a link which will take you to an online form where you can enter personal details such as your address, date of birth, national insurance number and bank details.

Please note that HMRC will never send you an email asking you to disclose information of this nature. The fraudsters will use these details to steal your identity and commit further fraud. No such tax rebate exists, but if you fall for this scam you will realise there is in fact no tax rebate all too late and criminals will have already stolen your identity.

If you have been sent an email claiming to be from HMRC, which you think is suspicious, please forward it to HMRC at phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then delete the email.

You may want to have a look at the following link to the HMRC website to get more information about this topic:-

HMRC scam-related example: 

www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/examples.htm

If you have any queries whatsoever, please contact our Tax Partner, Chris Barrington on the details below:

Chris Barrington
telephone: 01942 292505
email: chris.barrington@jsllp.co.uk 

 

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