There’s been a rise in the number (and variety) of email, text and phone scams claiming to be from HMRC, targeting consumers and businesses in the UK.
The UK government has published a list of the types of messages scammers are using. Helping you recognise whether or not they’re a genuine contact – and stopping them in their tracks. The website also includes advice on recognising fraudulent emails or calls and examples of the most common phishing messages which claim to be from HMRC.
Remember, HRMC won’t text, email or call you to request your bank details, PIN or passwords. Find further examples of HMRC scams on their website.
For more information on how to protect yourself online, please visit Get Safe Online for free expert advice.