HMRC offer advice
on fraud emails
There have been numerous reports of scam e-mails which offer a
tax repayment. HMRC are warning tax payers not to respond to any e-mail promising a tax repayment.
HMRC said 'We only ever contact customers who are due a refund by post. We never use e-mails, telephone
calls or external companies in these circumstances. We strongly urge anyone receiving such an e-mail to send it to us for
investigation before deleting it.'
HMRC further say 'The email tells the recipient they are due a tax
refund and directs them to an online form to provide bank or credit card details for the “rebate” to be paid into.
Anyone providing their details would have their accounts emptied and credit cards used to their limit. The victim also risks
having their personal details sold on to other organised criminal gangs'.
HMRC's further advice is to: