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News - 10 October 2013

Bogus email purporting to be from HMRC could contain a virus.

HMRC has issued a statement concerning a bogus email that is being sent out, purporting to come from HMRC itself, advising of a 2013 tax refund report. The email appears to have been issued by Preston Tax Credit office; however, this is not the case, it is a scam.

The email has a PDF attachment which should not be opened as it contains a virus. Do not respond to the email and delete it immediately.

Stuart Coleman, Manager of the Tax Department of ABDS comments:
“HMRC does not email customers about tax refunds - they only ever contact customers who are genuinely due tax back by post. If you do receive a suspicious e-mail, do not click on websites or links contained within it or open attachments.”

If you need any help and advice for your business on Tax Relief or Corporation Tax, contact Lavinia Newman, Stuart Coleman or Tonmoy Kumar to discuss how ABDS can help

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