We are aware of a number of “phishing” emails being sent out to taxpayers, looking like they have come from HMRC – they will usually refer to a tax refund and ask for bank and other personal details. Can we please remind everyone to NEVER respond to these emails, HMRC will never ask for information in this way.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will never send notifications of a tax rebate by email, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email.
Do not visit the website contained within the email or disclose any personal or payment information.
Here is a link to the HMRC site, where it refers to some of the scams, but is not a full list. If you have any doubts or worries at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.