Consumers are receiving emails and texts saying that they’re due a tax refund – but these are fake!
HMRC never contact customers who are due a tax refund by email. They always send letters via post.
HMRC do sometimes contact you by text, but they’ll never ask for any personal details or financial information. Beware of texts directing you to follow a link!
If you’ve received an email or text claiming to be from HMRC, you should send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it straight away.
You should never open any attachments or links in one of these emails.
Stay vigilant and stay safe!