HMRC warns on tax refund scams

31st May 2018

Fraudsters are sending scam emails and SMS-messages that promise tax rebates to trick people into disclosing their account and personal details.

There have been reports of a number of emails being circulated by possible scammers pretending to be from Inland Revenue regarding a Tax Rebate. On the email it states you are owed money back as you have paid too much tax. There is a link to click on which directs to a page for entering personal details. There is a section that will ask for your card details and including the 3-digit security code on the back of your card. Genuine organisations like banks and HMRC will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, password or bank details. Stay safe and do not give out any of your personal details this way. All contact should be through Inland Revenue directly.

For more information please visit the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmrc-warns-on-tax-refund-scams

Alternatively you can also contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or report online via link below:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

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