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HMRC warns of danger from scam emails


Fraudsters are targeting taxpayers with thousands of scam emails in the run up to the 31 January Self Assessment tax deadline HM Revenue & Customs has warned.

The scams tell the recipient they are due a tax refund and ask for bank or credit card details so that the fictitious tax refund can be paid out. HMRC advises:

* That any email appearing to originate from HMRC and which offers a tax refund should be forwarded unopened to [email protected]

* Do not click on websites links contained in suspicious emails or open attachments.

If in doubt check it out with HMRC at


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