Taxpayers are being warned to ignore scam text messages claiming to be from HMRC following a spate of attempted frauds.
‘You have an outstanding tax refund of 265.84 GBP for tax year 15/16. Please fill out the following form to process your refund.’
A spokesperson for HMRC says: “HMRC is a trusted brand that fraudsters regularly try to exploit.
“We will never send notifications of a tax rebate or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by text’’.
With HMRC tax refund scams doing the rounds yet again, and cyber crime at an all time high, HMRC says customers should take extra caution when entering personal details online.
Suspicious messages can be sent to 60599 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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