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Students warned to avoid tax scams

Readers with children at university should pass on this message as students starting university this year are being warned by HMRC that they could be targeted by a fresh wave of tax scams.

HMRC prevents phone fraudsters

New defensive controls recently deployed by HMRC have put an end to fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers.

How to spot a HMRC scam

Fraudsters will disguise themselves as HMRC and other government departments/professional bodies to: •    Obtain personal details which they will sell or use for identity theft, •    Coax victims into handing over money, •    Use victims’ details to steal money from their accounts.   

How to spot a HMRC scam

Fraudsters will disguise themselves as HMRC and other government departments/professional bodies to: •    Obtain personal details which they will sell or use for identity theft, •    Coax victims into handing over money, •    Use victims’ details to steal money from their accounts.   

Fraudsters target small businesses using invoice scams

Fraudsters are using sophisticated invoice scams to trick businesses into paying money into bogus accounts.