“Phishing” scam warning

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 phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk 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