Over the past week we have seen the following HMRC scams against one of our clients and an employee.
The first one –
A client received a phone call from HMRC’s debt collection, they wanted payment of an outstanding £2k VAT liability. The bailiffs and police were going to come out in 2 hours to seize assets unless the balance was paid.
It turns out that the client was not even registered for VAT!!
The second –
Or employee received the following email to his personal email address:
*Refund Amount : GBP 351.51.
>> Your *Refund Reference Number is: Ref/12213/2013 <<
NOTE: If you’ve received an Income Tax ‘repayment’ it will either be following a claim you’ve made or becouse HM Revenue & Customs ( ) has received new information about your taxable income or entitlement to allowances. The refund may come through your tax code or as a payment and could relate to the current tax year or earlier years.
An Income Tax repayments is a refund of tax that you’ve overpaid.So, if you’ve paid too much tax for example through your job or pension this year or in previous years HMRC will send you a repayment.
Click Here To access the form for your tax refund
HMRC Tax Credit Office
He clicked on the ‘click here’ link to see
What info they wanted. If he was to fill out this form and click submit. I’m sure they could purchase lots of stuff using his credit card.
Please be careful HMRC will never send details of a tax rebate, or ask you to disclose information, by email. Report scam emails here: http://ow.ly/zo66o