ALWAYS be careful with any email purportedly giving you a refund from HMRC. If you receive any email from HMRC don’t click on any links, and tell your accountant about the email.
With many email scams, the email address (when looked at carefully) can give away the fact the email is fake.
HMRC are warning self assessment taxpayers to be aware of fraudsters in the run up to the 31 January 2020 deadline.
Over the last year, HMRC received nearly 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious HMRC contact – phone calls, texts or emails. More than 100,000 of these were phone scams, while over 620,000 reports from the public were about bogus tax rebates.
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