As the tax credits deadline approaches, scammers are attempting to deceive people by pretending to be HMRC. They may claim that your information is outdated, a payment has failed, or you’ll face arrest if you do not settle a tax debt. These scammers may contact you via unsolicited phone calls and emails that contain phishing links.
Matthew Jenkin, a researcher at Which?, had to fight for a refund when he became a victim of credit card fraud. He received a call from a scammer who said they worked for his bank’s fraud team. The caller asked him to confirm recent expenditures and claimed there had been large payments made on his card. The scammer managed to deceive Matthew and run up a bill of nearly £1,000 on his card.
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