Sunday, April 12, 2009

HMRC Warn of Latest Fraud Attempt


HMRC are warning taxpayers of the latest fraud attempt to be reported to them.

Taxpayers are being sent an email asking them to 'update your account to the new EV SSL certification'. HMRC are warning that this is a scam email which is attempting to steal User IDs and Passwords. The email is being sent from hmrc@hmrc.gov.uk.

There is also an attempt by fraudsters to telephone businesses to ask for tax and VAT reference numbers.

HMRC advise that you should never disclose personal information such as User IDs or Passwords and that anyone receiving a suspicious email should forward it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk.


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