According to HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC, almost 51,000 fraud emails have been reported by taxpayers between the months of April and July. This statistic is twice the number reported on the same period during the previous year. Because of this, the taxman has given a warning about fraudsters’ increased efforts during this tax credit season. The frauds were mostly “phishing” emails, text messages, and websites. These are intended to trick people into providing sensitive information such as account numbers, passwords, banks details, etc. Also, some emails claim to originate from a tax credit agent or include hyperlinks to fictitious government websites. To read the full story, go to Western Daily Press.
Source: Western Daily Press