HMRC: Be Aware Of Self-Assessment Scams!

With the run-up to the 31st January filing deadline, HMRC has issued a reminder to be aware of self-assessment scams ...

Over the past 12-months, HMRC has received just shy of 900,000 complaints from the public about suspicious emails, phone calls and text messages. Over 100,000 were phone scams and more than 620,000 reports came in about bogus tax rebates.

"Fraudsters have been known to threaten victims with arrest or imprisonment if they don't pay up immediately!"

HMRC are asking anyone who has received fraudulent communications to forward emails to and forward texts to 60599. You should also be on the lookout for copycat websites where you could be charged a fee for filing.

The correct links can be found on where you will be able to file your self-assessment tax return securely.

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