HMRC – a tax scam

There is, apparently, no let up in the number of scam e-mails purporting to be from HMRC saying that a tax refund is due. The e-mail asks for bank account or credit card details.

HMRC’s advice includes:

* check www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/examples.htm to see if the email is listed;

* avoid clicking on websites, links contained in suspicious emails or open attachments;

* follow advice from www.getsafeonline.co.uk

If in doubt, please check it out with HMRC at: www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/fraud-attempts.htm.

Is a refund due? – check with your accountant. If you haven’t got one, get one.