HMRC-branded phishing scams surge 87% in a single year

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HMRC-branded phishing scams surge 87% in a single year

Reports of HMRC-branded phishing scams have jumped from 572,029 to 1,069,522 in the last year - a surge of 87%, according to official figures obtained by accountancy group Lanop Outsourcing under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. The data covered analysed data over the three most recent financial years (April 2018-2019, April 2019-2020, and April 2020-2021). The figures show that reports of suspected SMS scams shot up 52% on last year, rising from 67,497 to 102,562 attacks. Email sc...

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