Further to my blog post in September last year…
… HMRC has advised that there are an increased number of fake emails being reported.
In fact, there was a total of 23,247 fake emails reported to them in the three months to January 31st 2014 – an increase of nearly 50% from the same period last year.
It’s important to remember that HMRC never contact customers regarding tax refunds via email, or ask people for their bank details.
As I covered in my blog post above, you can report any suspicious emails to HMRC using their address for this – HMRC can then investigate and take action against the sender.