HMRC halts thousands of scam text messages

HMRC have announced that they have stopped thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages 'with 90 percent of the most convincing texts now halted before they reach their phones'.

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HMRC have announced that they have stopped thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages 'with 90 percent of the most convincing texts now halted before they reach their phones'.

HMRC's press release states:

'Fraudsters alleging to be from HMRC send text messages to unsuspecting members of the public. In these messages they will make false claims, such as suggesting they are due a tax rebate. Messages will usually include links to websites that harvest personal information or spread malware. This can in turn lead to identity fraud and the theft of people’s personal savings.'

HMRC have confirmed that they will never contact taxpayers who are due a tax refund by text message or by email.

HMRC's Director of Customer Services, Angela MacDonald, said:

'HMRC is focused on becoming the most digitally advanced tax authority in the world, and a big part of that relates to keeping our customers safe from online scammers.'

'As email and website scams become less effective, fraudsters are increasingly turning to text messages to con taxpayers. But as these numbers show, we won’t rest until these criminals are out of avenues to exploit.'

'We have made significant progress is cutting down these types of crime, but one of the most effective ways to tackle it is still to help the public spot the tell-tale signs of fraud.'

To read details of the measures taken by HMRC and other advice on spotting fraud visit the link below.

Internet link: GOV.UK scam-text-messages

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