Tax alert on emails
Thousands of people have been sent bogus emails saying they are in line for a tax refund. The messages claim to be from HM Revenue & Customs and try to trick consumers into disclosing their credit card details.
There has been a surge in the fake emails in the run-up to the deadline for claiming tax credits. Joan Wood, of the HMRC, said: “We only contact people who are due a tax refund by post.” Anyone who receives an email that claims to be from HMRC is asked to send it to email@example.com before deleting it.
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