Digital scam warning

Posted on 12 Feb 2014
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HMRC urges taxpayers to stay alert to digital scamsHMRC has urged taxpayers to stay alert to the threat of digital scams and scammers claiming to represent HMRC.Research published by HMRC revealed that the number of tax-related scams has doubled in the past 12 months.In the past year HMRC has received more than one million referrals from the UK public in regard to suspicious contact, with many fraudsters offering 'tax refunds' or 'rebates'. The research showed that HMRC received 441,954 reports of phone scams and more than 13,315 reports of malicious websites.HMRC also stated that, over the last year, it has asked internet providers to take down 441 coronavirus (COVID-19) support scheme scam webpages.

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