Davis Grant are constantly working to protect you and deal with the government on your behalf. This week our team have reported a rise in fake texts and emails claiming to be from HMRC regarding tax refunds.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will never use text or email to:
- tell you about a tax rebate or penalty
- ask for personal or payment information.
Never give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine.
— HM Revenue & Customs (@HMRCgovuk) September 29, 2016
What to do if you are suspicious…
If you are not sure, there is official guidance available. If you have definitely received a suspicious message you can forward it to HMRC and automatically report it.
We recommend that you contact HMRC if you think that you’ve already have given any personal information in reply to a suspicious email or text. If you have any further concerns please contact us to discuss them.