@SimpkinsEdwards newsire: HMRC warn of phishing email scam
31st May 2012
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thebestof Exeter members, Simpkins Edwards have included this article in their monthly newswire:

HMRC have issued a warning about possible fake or 'phishing' emails sent out by fraudsters. The period in the run-up to the tax credits renewal deadline often sees an increase in such attacks. Taxpayers have to renew their claims by 31 July 2012 or their payments may stop.

The format of the emails is that they often promise a rebate. If taxpayers click on the link within the email, they are taken to a replica of the HMRC website where they are then asked to provide credit or debit card details or other sensitive information. Fraudsters then try to take money from the account.

Victims are at risk from having money stolen from their bank accounts or their personal details being sold for identify fraud.

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