HMRC to text tax credit recipients

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HMRC has begun sending text messages to some customers who have put in a claim for tax credits.

The texts will be sent to acknowledge receipt of their claims.

This is part of a pilot that will run for a "short period of time" according to a Revenue spokesman.

HMRC made the announcement on its website earlier today, and added that it already uses SMS in a number of areas and has done so for some time. 

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No Zip files, but attachments

So why don't they go that bit further and include in the body of the e-mail information that might be relevant of of interest, rather than an attachment.

On the 6 Feb I received an e-mail with the following subject:

RTI-Making final submissions for the 2013-14 tax year [118] [Protective Marking: UNCLASSIFIED]

How do I know something is not embedded into the attachment?

I am aware that some AW members had actually opened this e-mail, and all was OK, but what if it had not been.

 

 

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