Email fraudsters target self-assessment refunds

HMRC has issued a warning to taxpayers about fake emails promising tax repayments which are being sent by fraudsters following the 31 January deadline.

The self-assessment deadline may have passed but taxpayers are still being targeted by cyber criminals posing as HMRC offering tax refunds.

Fraudsters are sending out thousands of phishing emails in a bid to exploit taxpayers waiting to hear to about genuine tax refunds.

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