How to check if a HMRC contact is genuine

25 August 2022

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issue communications in many ways. However, scammers can use fake HMRC letters and calls to commit fraud.

HMRC is aware of this and publishes a list of current communication campaigns to help you assess if a suspicious email, letter or call is a scam. The list provides details on the communication methods used for each campaign, what information you will be provided with and what information, if any, is requested from you.

If you receive a communication that is not listed, and believe it to be a scam, you can report it to HMRC for further investigation.

Don’t get caught out by fraud, a simple check could save you from a costly error.

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