We have had a few calls recently from clients who have had e-mails supposedly from HMRC asking them to click on a link to access a refund on their tax due to covid-19. These are not genuine and need to be ignored.Please see below the official information from HMRC.
Tax refund and rebate scams
Email addressesHMRC will never send notifications by email about tax rebates or refunds.Do not:
- visit the website
- open any attachments
- disclose any personal or payment informationFraudsters may spoof a genuine email address or change the ‘display name’ to make it appear genuine. If you are unsure, forward it to us and then delete it.
Text messagesHMRC will never ask for personal or financial information when we send text messages.Do not reply if you get a text message claiming to be from HMRC offering you a tax refund in exchange for personal or financial details. Do not open any links in the message.Send any phishing text messages to 60599 (network charges apply) or email firstname.lastname@example.org then delete it.