HMRC-branded covid-19 scam targets passport details of self-employed

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Self-employed workers in the UK are being targeted with a new SMS phishing scam, designed to obtain the victim's passport number, home address, and bank account details, it has emerged today. The scheme, uncovered by Griffin Law, beings with a text message purporting to be from HMRC, telling the recipient they are due a tax refund and should apply online via a site with the URL The site uses official HMRC branding and is entitled "Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance and support." It asks visitors for personal details including their name, home address and government ...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.