The Scammers Promises!
OnTax Accountant Dunfermline has come to know that they have confirmed that these e-mails are being sent by impostors and are urging people not to fall for these frauds.
OnTax Accountant Dunfermline believes that although HM Revenue and Customs have been telling people not to respond, those who accidentally do put themselves at risk and suffer a lot.
The common message that these scam emails hold is the promise of giving tax refunds in return of personal information. The personal information that these E-mails demand for includes credit card details and bank account numbers and pin codes.
OnTax Accountant Dunfermline has discovered that once they reply they have unwittingly disclosed their personal account information leading to frauds with the possibility the funds go onwards to organized criminal gangs.
Spotting An HMRC Scammer Is Harder Than You Might Think!
How To Spot An HMRC Scammer
The main problem lies with the format of the e-mails that are sent to taxpayers. The E-mails resemble HMRC’s official website’s format and therefore are very likely to get taxpayers tricked.
HMRC has assured people that they never send in E-mails containing authentic tax rebates and refunds. Apart from this, HMRC has taken necessary actions including those of shutting down some of these illegal websites.
OnTax Accountant Dunfermline believes that the format, in a way, prevents taxpayers from being suspicious or to be able to recognize the fraud. HMRC has luckily taken the entire matter in to their hands and are trying their utmost to solve this huge problem effectively.
Look carefully at the "sent from" address as well as the ultimate destination of any links. Familiarise yourself with the genuine ones. Only in this way can you truly form any defensive line against these scammers.