Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails

20 January 2015

Fraudulent emails to obtain personal information are unfortunately common and as such HMRC has published updated guidance.

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 encouraging you to enter your personal details.

This guidance explains how to recognise genuine contact from HMRC, and how to tell when an email is phishing/bogus.