Have you received a message that looks similar to this? Lots of people have and they’re asking whether this link to a HMRC tax refund is real or not?
In the past HMRC have promised that they will never contact you via text message or email, and their policy in this hasn’t changed. It’s important that as many people as possible are informed, so share this post around with others who you think may have been targeted.
We want to advise anyone who has received a text or an email like this – to not click on the link provided, or enter your personal details. This is a scam, often employed at this time of year, to get your financial and personal information by impersonating HMRC.
If you have already clicked on the link and entered your details, contact your bank as soon as possible for advice on what to do next.
As always, please be vigilant with messages that request your personal information and if in doubt, check with someone from the original source they’re claiming to be.