We are aware that some of our clients have received text messages and/or emails promising tax refunds. These messages, supposedly sent by HMRC, are fraud.
Do not disclosure any personal information via SMS, email of phone in reply to these messages (examples below).
HMRC is aware of the situation and stated:
“HMRC will never notify you of a tax rebate, offer you repayment, or ask you to disclose personal or financial details by email or by text, and we recommend that if you cannot verify the identity of a caller that you do not speak to them. “We continue our work with law enforcement agencies around the world to bring down the criminals behind these scams. Last year HMRC closed more than 14,000 fake websites and continues to protect customers by constantly searching for these types of activity”.
In case of further questions, we will be more than happy to help. Please get in touch at 0207 328 8338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can visit the HMRC page for more information: