How do I report a phishing call to HMRC?

You can report something suspicious to HM Revenue and Customs’s ( HMRC ) phishing team, for example: a text message (forward it to 60599 – you’ll be charged at your network rate) an email (forward it to [email protected])

Will HMRC text you about a rebate?

HMRC will never send notifications of a tax rebate or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by text message. We may share your email address and phone number with other organisations to close down the scam.

How do I know if a message from HMRC is genuine?

Check a list of recent emails from HMRC to help you decide if the email you’ve received is a scam….Economic crime supervision survey

  • a link to an online survey.
  • a reference to this page so that you can check that the email is genuine.
  • an email address for economic crime supervision if you have any concerns.

What is the tax refund email from HMRC?

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

How do HMRC contact you about tax refund?

“HMRC only informs you about tax refunds through the post or through your pay via your employer. All emails, text messages, or voicemail messages saying you have a tax refund are a scam. Do not click on any links in these messages, and forward them to HMRC’s phishing email address and phone number.”

How likely are you to be investigated by HMRC?

7% of tax investigations are selected at random so technically HMRC are right; everyone is at risk. In reality though most inspections occur when HMRC uncover something is wrong.

How do HMRC pay tax refunds?

You’ll be sent the money within 5 working days – it’ll be in your UK account once your bank has processed the payment. If you do not claim within 21 days, HM Revenue and Customs ( HMRC ) will send you a cheque. You’ll get this within 6 weeks of the date on your P800. Contact HMRC if you cannot claim your refund online.

Are there any HMRC phishing emails or phone calls?

This scam has been widely reported and often targets elderly and vulnerable people. Other scam calls may refer to National Insurance number fraud or offer a tax refund and request you to provide your bank or credit card information. If you cannot verify the identity of the caller, we recommend that you do not speak to them.

How to spot a fake HMRC tax refund?

As it’s once again time to file Self Assessment tax returns, scammers will be targeting the public with more fake ‘HMRC’ tax refund scam emails and texts than usual. Here’s how to spot a fake tax rebate offer.

What happens if you get a call from HM Revenue and customs?

The scammers pretend to be from HM Revenue & Customs. If you receive a scam phone call, you may be threatened with legal action if you do not pay any tax you supposedly owe, immediately. Emails often offer a tax refund which is processed once you give personal and financial details.

Which is the real email address for HMRC?

Often, the email addresses appear genuine too, ending in ‘’, much like the one we’ve screengrabbed below: However, the second (real) address gives the game away. Here are some of the reported email addresses used to distribute the tax rebate emails, according to HMRC: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]