SEISS scam warning: Fake HMRC emails reach those awaiting 4th grants – what to look for


“Please “Sign in to HMRC online services” reference below and follow step 1 of 3 to have your tax refund credit to your bank account, also note you might need your Passport number details”

Following this, a hyperlink is presented which recipients should obviously not click on.

The email concludes: “Note : For security reason we will record (IP Address, Time and Date) Deliberate Wrong input or flooding with be criminally pursued.

“Best regards, HM Revenue & Customs”.(sic) The obvious grammatical mistakes should give this email away as fraudulent, but it still could be easy to fall for should recipients just give it a passing glance.

Struggling self-employed workers who are awaiting their next grant may also be at risk, as they could be eager to get hold of much needed funding.


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