Scam alert: HMRC Tax Refund Phishing

Kent Trading Standards Warning: as it’s the end of the tax year, please be aware that scammers are busy.

If you receive any messages like below impersonating HMRC promising a refund and that you need to click on a link, it is a scam. HMRC would never ask you to respond in this way and ask for personal details via a link.

Scam Text Message

Remember the ABC of scam protection and do not ASSUME or BELIEVE anything you receive via email, text, telephone is genuine, always CONFIRM by contacting a trusted source, Bank, Police, family or friend.

Never click on links or divulge personal data or account details when receiving an out of the blue message like the one above.

If it is “Too good to be true, then it probably is.”