HMRC income tax scams - member guidance

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The NFU is aware that some members have been targeted by scammers posing as HMRC. These attempts include phishing emails and bogus contact by text message, telephone call and via social media.

The scammers suggest they are from HMRC and either demand a payment, or suggest that a repayment will be made on providing bank details.

HMRC is aware of many such attempted scams and highlight them on their website along with information about how you can determine genuine contact. The HMRC website also suggests action to take where a taxpayer suspects contact is suspicious to try to help prevent the issue from happening to others.

Visit the HMRC's website at gov.uk to find out more about tax refund and rebate scams

What to do if you think you've been targeted by tax refund and rebate scams:

Report all HMRC related phishing emails and bogus text messages to the HMRC. Even if you get the same or similar phishing email or text message often, email it to cGhpc2hpbmdAaG1yYy5nc2kuZ292LnVr and then delete it.

Do not open attachments or click any links in an email or text message, as they may contain malicious software or direct you to a bogus website.

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