HMRC Tax Scam

Telephone and email scams are always a threat, but as we approach the Tax Return deadline of 31 January each year we always see an increase in the number of calls and emails pretending to be HMRC. The most recent scams seem to involve phone calls threatening the listener with arrest and/or deportation if they don't pay their overdue tax immediately.

These scams have become more sophisticated as they are able to make it look as if they are calling from HMRC's official phone number, making it harder to tell if it is real or not.

HMRC ScamHMRC will never call in such a way, and would always contact you through postal letters in the first instant, they also cannot have you arrested without any court proceedings. The safest thing to do should you receive these calls is to hang up. If you are unsure about how much tax you may have due, please get in touch with us.