POLICE have warned about a new HMRC scam.

Fraudsters have sent messages and called people out of the blue pretending to be from the government service.

Officers said criminals are looking to take advantage of the end of the tax year by pretending their victims are due a tax refund or owe money.

The texts and emails appear to be from HMRC and some even claim they can help with personal or financial information. 

Writing in an alert, Thames Valley Police said it is ‘okay to say no to unsolicited offers of help or requests’.

  • If you receive a scam email claiming to be from HMRC forward it to phishing@hmrc.gov.uk and texts to 60599.


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