Further to my blog post in September last year…

Have you received a tax refund email from HMRC?

… 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.