12 October 2023

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is alerting students about scams and has shared tax phishing scam guidance for students with universities this week.  

Are you new to paying tax? Beware as there are criminals posing as HMRC that may contact you offering a tax refund or to tell you your National Insurance number (NINO) has been used in a fraud.

As many students are starting paid work, sometimes for the first time, they may have not dealt with HMRC before and are unfamiliar with paying tax or dealing with the tax authority. This may make them vulnerable to fake ‘tax rebate’ offers and similar scams.

More guidance on how to identify tax scam phone calls, emails and text messages and how to report them, can be found, here.

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