Beware of phishing

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Bogus HMRC emails offering a tax refund can easily catch people out – especially if they are actually expecting a refund.

You hopefully would ignore any dubious email purporting to be from your bank requesting account details, but bogus HMRC emails offering a tax refund can easily catch people out – especially if they are actually expecting a refund. The aim of such ‘phishing’ emails is to obtain bank account or credit card information, and HMRC have warned of a recent surge in their use. Be particularly careful of links to what looks like the homepage of HMRC’s website, and of course do not download any attachments. HMRC only contacts customers who are due a tax refund by post, never via email.

 

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The information in this article does not constitute advice and should be used for informational purposes only. This content has been provided to Helm Godfrey by Taxbriefs.