Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period HMRC warn

July 6, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Fraudsters are targeting tax credits claimants with scam emails, fake websites and text messages in the run-up to the July 31 renewals deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) warned. New statistics show that nearly 51,000 phishing emails were reported to HMRC between April and July last year – double the number for the same period in 2013. Some of these scam messages claim to be from a “Tax Credit Office Agent” offering a tax refund, […]