Phishing scam advice has been updated by HMRC . According to Stockport accountants, IN Accountancy, no-one is immune to the risk of phishing and it is always useful to check out the latest guidance to taxpayers on how to spot phishing scam emails.
Phishing is the fraudulent act of emailing a person in order to obtain their personal/financial information such as passwords and credit card or bank account details. These emails often include a link to a bogus website designed to encourage the unwary to enter their personal details.
The HMRC guidance is designed to help taxpayers to recognise genuine contact from HMRC, and how to tell when an email/text message is phishing/bogus.
Internet link: HMRC guidance