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Had an email from HMRC advising you of a tax refund?

3rd November, 2014

Unfortunately it is most definitely a scam – HMRC will never email you directly regarding a refund, as Clayton & Brewill’s Yvonne Jackson explains.

Yvonne Jackson of Clayton & Brewill

We have had a number of clients contact us over the past week to say they’ve had an email from HMRC telling them that they are due a refund.

The email asks for personal information such as address, date of birth, and bank and credit card details.

HMRC will never send you tax refund details by email nor will they ask you to provide personal information by email.

Do not click the link or disclose any personal information

We recommend that you forward the email to HMRC at this address – phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then delete it. Or you can tell us at Clayton & Brewill and we will report it on your behalf. Do not visit any links contained within the email or disclose any personal information.

HMRC has said that they have had around 75,000 fake emails (known as ‘phishing’ emails) reported over the past six months, which is an increase of 70% on last year.

For more information or advice, including help with your tax return, please contact Clayton & Brewill on 0115 940 3044 or by email.

 

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