Fraudsters are targeting tax-credit claimants with scam emails, fake websites and text messages in the run-up to the 31 July renewals deadline, HMRC has warned.
People claiming tax credits are being warned about scam or “phishing” emails from fraudsters in the run-up to the 31 July deadline for renewing claims.
Reports are coming through of a return of the highly lucrative bogus tax refund scam.
Scammers concocted a convincing replica of an HMRC Employer Bulletin in an increasingly sophisticated approach to phishing for personal information from businesses and accountants.
AccountingWEB members have warned about scam self assessment submission emails being sent following the submission of tax returns.
HMRC has issued a warning about phishing emails for tax credits claimants in the run-up to the renewal deadline.
Up to 1,000 taxpayers were charged more than once when paying their income tax due to a technical glitch with Santander’s payment system.
Just seen a new version of what would seem to be a new email phishing attempt re payments to HMRC.
Natwest customers have been the target of an email phishing scam, according to antivirus company Bitdefender.