HMRC bogus emails extended to phone calls

Many of us have received emails purporting to be from HMRC that urge us to provide personal information in order to receive an outstanding tax refund. Sometimes, these “phishing” communications include veiled threats: send information or you will be pursued for large, outstanding tax liabilities.

The perpetrators of the emails want you to respond, the “pot-of-gold” they are seeking is your bank account information or other useful personal details that can be used for nefarious purposes.

Readers should be aware that these email campaigns have now been extended. There are reports that tax payers have been receiving bogus telephone calls, urging taxpayers to provide the same personal information and for the same reasons.

In both cases these emails and phone calls should be ignored. Advise HMRC by email that you have received a suspicious call. You can do this at phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.

Under no circumstances should you part with any personal data.

If you are concerned by all means call and we will help you send the necessary email to HMRC.  

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