0191 257 0355

71 Howard Street, North Shields
Tyne & Wear, NE30 1AF


HMRC advice to counter spoof emails or texts

Source: HM Revenue & Customs | | 26/05/2022

HMRC continues to warn of the ever-present problem of fraudulent phishing emails, suspicious phone calls and texts. These unwanted emails, phone calls and texts are being sent from all around the world and the fraudsters are continuing to find new ways to target unsuspecting taxpayers. 

These messages typically look to obtain taxpayers personal and or financial information such as passwords, credit card or bank account details. The phishing emails and texts often include a link to a bogus website encouraging the recipient to enter their personal details.

HMRC recommends that if you have the slightest doubt that an email or text is fake:

  • do not open attachments, they could contain a virus
  • do not click on links, they could take you to a fake HMRC site
  • do not disclose personal/confidential information
  • forward suspicious HMRC text messages to 60599 (charged at your network rate)
  • forward suspicious emails to the HMRC phishing team at, phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
  • check our security guidance: Dealing with HMRC Phishing and scams.

If you have suffered financial loss should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool.

 

Latest News

  • New deal for private renters

    23/06/2022 - More...

    The government has announced their intention to fundamentally reform the private rented sector marking the biggest shake up of the private rented sector in 30 years. These measures

  • Reform of Consumer Credit Act

    23/06/2022 - More...

    The government has announced new plans to modernise consumer credit laws to cut costs for businesses and simplify rules for consumers. This will see major reforms to the Consumer

  • Class 1A payment deadline

    23/06/2022 - More...

    Class 1A NICs are paid by employers in respect of most benefits in kind provided to employees such as a company car. There is no employee contribution payable. If you provided

Newsletter

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news per e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

» Sign up for the newsletter
» Login

Copyright © 2022 - Read Milburn