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HMRC phishing emails, texts and tax scams

We are aware that some taxpayers have recently received emails, claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), asking for personal details or information relating to a tax return.

In many cases, they are suggesting that the taxpayer is due a refund and should click on a link to claim the repayment.

To clarify, HMRC will never use texts or emails to:

  • tell you about a tax rebate or penalty
  • ask for personal or payment information

If you receive an email and are unsure whether it is genuine, please give us a call and we will be able to advise you.

HMRC also ask that suspicious emails are forwarded to HMRC’s phishing team (phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk) so that they can try to close the site down.

Jack Biggs, Accounts Assistant

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