As a number of important tax deadlines loom large, the first quarter of any new year spurns an increase in fraudulent tax phishing emails, appearing to come from HMRC.
Scammers love to use key tax deadlines against busy and distracted taxpayers to trick them into disclosing their personal information and bank details.
Here are some links to some practical advice to avoid becoming a victim of tax fraud:
- Avoid and report internet scams and phishing
- Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails
- How HM Revenue and Customs keeps you safe online
- Online security information for agents
- Phishing and bogus emails: HM Revenue and Customs examples