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HMRC warns of an increasing number of taxpayers targeted with threatening tax scams


Taxpayers should remain vigilant to tax scams “threatening arrest” following a surge in reports, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has ...

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HMRC scams tripled in the New Year


Figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reveal that phone scams reportedly tripled between December 2020 and January 2021. The ...

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Self-Assessment: scammers’ current targets


In the run-up to the Self-Assessment tax return deadline, on 31 January 2021, there has been an increasing amount of ...

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HMRC warning: phishing scams increased by 75 per cent during COVID-19 pandemic


A warning by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) states that recently, research has found that email phishing scams have increased ...

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HMRC telephone scams: underpaid tax due to COVID-19


There is a warning to UK residents to be vigilant of COVID-19 telephone scams, where fraudsters are pretending to be ...

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Trading Standards warns the public to be vigilant regarding vehicle scams


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to advance, National Trading Standards officers are warning the public and businesses to be vigilant ...

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Why you need to be vigilant of HMRC ‘non-payment’ phone scams


Sophisticated scams are becoming increasingly common, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, taxpayers need to be vigilant of fraudsters claiming ...

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Coronavirus: Banking trade body reveals the top COVID-19 scams


During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, scammers have capitalised on the fear and opportunity created by the lockdown to fraudulently obtain ...

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COVID-19 – Increase in investment scams during lockdown costs victims £4 million


The Investment Association, a trade body, has revealed that around 300 victims have been targeted by fraudsters in £4 million ...

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