Fraudulent emails from “HMRC”
HMRC have updated their guidance concerning fraudulent emails being sent to taxpayers. The newest variations are thought to come from organised criminal gangs.
The fraudulent emails tell taxpayers that they are due a tax refund and ask for bank or credit card details in order to repay the ‘tax refund’ or ask for the recipient to complete an online form.
HMRC repeatedly stress that they only ever contact taxpayers due a refund in writing by post.
If you have received an email that purports to come from HMRC and which could be fraudulent, please do not click on any of the links or disclose any personal or payment information.