HMRC warn of a new bogus email scam

01 June 2018

HMRC is advising customers to look out for a new bogus email scam, claiming to be from HMRC.

If you receive an email with a subject that reads “You have received new messages from HMRC”, that also has an attachment, please send it to [email protected] and then delete it.

HMRC will never ask for any personal or financial details over emails or text messages.

For more advice on scams, phishing and genuine HMRC contact, visit GOV.UK.


National Minimum Wage - SMS text message to advise of new entitlement for apprentices after the April 2018 rate rise

HMRC’s guidance on Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails has recently been updated with the following message:

HMRC is contacting apprentices by SMS text message to advise that the entitlement to National Minimum Wage has gone up after the annual rate increase to the National Minimum Wage on 1 April 2018.

These advisory messages direct recipients to seek further information regarding the minimum wage by searching online the term ‘National Minimum Wage’. These messages do not ask for any personal or financial information.

The sender of the text will be named as ‘HM Govt’.

The SMS texts are being sent from 4 June to 22 June 2018.