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HMRC responds to more than one million referrals of suspicious contact

HMRC scams increased dramatically during lockdown and continue to be a concern.


A scam warning has been issued to tax credits claimants over fraudsters posing as HMRC.


It has been revealed that in the 12 months to April 30, 2021, HMRC responded to more than one million referrals of suspicious contact from worried members of the public and small business owners.


It will come as no surprise that scammers and fraudsters frequently claim to be HM Revenue and Customs as a way of scaremongering. They often pose as the real deal and use demanding and authoritative tactics in an attempt to dupe unwitting recipients.