New fraudulent email from ‘HMRC’
HMRC are publicising a new fraudulent email being sent to taxpayers. This email purports to be from ‘HMRC Online services –firstname.lastname@example.org’. It states that the recipient has 1 new ALERT message, and should log into their Online Account to read the message.
This is a scam email attempting to steal User IDs and passwords. The email also contains a link to a dummy website where the email recipient is asked for their personal information and password.
We have reported previously on other fraudulent emails from ‘HMRC’. If you are unsure as to the authenticity of any email please avoid clicking on any links until you are satisfied that it is legitimate.