HMRC Issues Warning Over Fake Emails

October 28, 2014
**Please Beware**
HMRC has issued yet another warning about fake emails offering tax refunds, and it seems the problem is growing:
‘‘The emails promise a tax refund, and often ask for a recipient’s name, address, date of birth, bank and credit card details – including passwords and their mother’s maiden name. Once the victim has provided the information, money is stolen from their bank account and their details are sold on to other criminal gangs, which can lead to identity theft.’HMRC has advised people to:

· Check http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/advice.htm for its online security advice
· Check to see examples of phishing emails online at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/examples.htm
· Forward suspicious emails to HMRC at phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then delete them
· Avoid clicking on websites or links in suspicious emails, or opening attachments.