UK taxpayers facing millions of HMRC scams

Pedro Gonçalves
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UK taxpayers have been targeted by over 1.5 million email scams, calls and text messages over the past two years purporting to be from HMRC. According to official figures obtained by Griffin Law, from January 1 2018 to December 31 2019 there were a total of over 1.5 million reported scams. Although the vast majority (77%) of attacks came via email, the volume actually dropped by 60% between 2018 and 2019. The number of fake SMS messages received by taxpayers also rose by 56%, from 36,950 to 57,759 while the number of phone scams reported by the public jumped by a staggering 234% to ...

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