Take care when opening emails from the HMRC.
Does the email contain the following subject lines?
- Could not process Online Submission for Reference ***/
- Gateway Registration Notification
- PAYE – P6/P6B ‘You have received new messages from HMRC’
- You are due a refund from HMRC.
If you have received such emails, please, please don’t click on any external links, and certainly don’t open any attached files !
These are Spam, commonly known as Phishing emails. The sender pretends to send you a legitimate email, in order to get your log in and password details…
HMRC are quite clear that they ‘will never send notifications of a tax rebate by email, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email’
If in doubt, check first!