Business News 26 Feb 2013
Revenue issues warning over tax rebate emails
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned taxpayers not to respond to 'phishing' emails regarding tax rebates, as it emerged that taxpayers reported almost 80,000 of the bogus emails last year.
According to HMRC, fraudulent activity often increases following the closure of the 31 January self assessment deadline.
The emails, which are set up to look as though they are sent by HMRC, ask the recipient to confirm their personal, credit card or bank account details in order to process a tax refund.
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