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New scam email tells taxpayers they have incorrectly filed their tax returns

By Lesley Stalker on 14 January, 2015

 

A number of clients have received this phishing email today – it states they have made a mistake on their tax return and asks them to click to resolve the issue.

It is clearly a scam and we advise anyone who gets an email of this nature to delete it and not to act by following any enclosed links or by replying.

HMRC never send e-mails to taxpayers – so any e-mails you receive about tax returns or anything else, purporting to be from them can safely be assumed to be scams.

See below for the original email…..

 

 

[caption id="attachment_2352" align="aligncenter" width="754"]Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 09.40.19 Screen shot of an actual email received with recipient details removed for confidentiality.[/caption]

 

Please be on the alert for scams at this time of year, as taxpayers are all busy trying to avoid the £100 late filing penalty and get their tax returns in before the 31st January.

If you have concerns about your tax return or want some advice please get in touch with Lesley Stalker by emailing las@rjp.co.uk

 

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