The government has issued a warning to people who complete a self-assessment tax return to be alert to criminals claiming to be from HMRC.
The scammers use threatening technics to set people in a despairing position.
A few important things to remember:
- If you receive a call or email, or any type of contact, do not provide any personal details or make any payment.
- Check HMRC’s scams checklist, find out how to report tax scams and get information on how to recognise genuine HMRC contacts.
- If you are suspicious about a call or text, follow the checklist and contact HMRC.
- If you have paid money, report the matter to Action Fraud.
Watch the video to pencil down your own script for confronting scummers.