SOME can look genuine … “your last Tax Return shows you’re due a refund of £283.48″… oh thank you, firstname.lastname@example.org – terribly authentic email for HMRC, don’t you think?
Remember – ALWAYS, ALWAYS check the email sender address and be eagle-eyed for poor use of grammar or misspelled words! Never reply and certainly do not click any links or call any number provided.
If you’re ever unsure call HMRC directly, query the email you’ve received and, if it turns out to be a scam, report the email address to the person handling your call.
Here’s one I received today…