Spam Emails, HMRC

It seems to be that time of year when the spammers are out in force. A number of our clients have received bogus emails purporting to be from the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The emails attempt to entice the recipient of the email to enter personal details  by email so they can claim a “tax repayment”. However, HMRC never correspond with taxpayers by email and these requests should always be ignored.

As with other bogus emails, if you are not expecting an email from a particular person or organisation, or if the email contains news that seems too good to be true, regard it with suspicion. Do not click on any links within the email, do not reply to the email nor provide personal information to the sender. Instead, delete the email or contact the organisation by phone.