HMRC is warning of new fraudulent emails being sent to taxpayers, so clients are advised to be aware. The emails take advantage of the forthcoming 31 July 2015 deadline for submitting tax credits renewal information. These fraudulent emails inform recipients that they are due a tax rebate in many cases, and provide a click-through link to a bogus copy of the HMRC website.
These are not genuine HMRC messages and should be disregarded. The messages use bogus e-mails and websites to trick taxpayers into supplying confidential or personal information. HMRC state they never send emails to taxpayers requesting information.