HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers not to fall victim to ‘phishing’ emails sent out by fraudsters in the run-up to the self-assessment deadline of January 31.
HMRC strongly advises customers to:
Check the advice published at www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/index.htm to see if the email you have received is listed
Forward suspicious emails to HMRC at firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it from your computer / mail account
Do not click on websites, links contained in suspicious emails or open attachments
Follow advice from www.getsafeonline.co.uk