Watch out for fake HMRC phishing scam email

Customers are strongly advised to lookout for a new phishing scam. If you get an email with the subject, “Your 2016 Tax Report”, with an attachment, do not open it.

Please forward it to and then delete it.

Phishing emails that claim to be from HMRC often promise money back and if you click on a link, you are taken to a fake replica of the HMRC website. You will then be asked to provide credit or debit card details or other sensitive information such as passwords. The fraudsters then try to steal the money from your bank account.

HMRC will never use texts or emails to:

  • Tell you about a tax rebate or penalty.
  • Ask for personal or payment information.

For more advice, please visit GOV.‌UK and search “phishing”.

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