Tax return scam of 2015


Its approaching the tax return deadline, and look at the email we have received:

Kelli the tax inspector.


Of course, it is a scam. I imagine many small businesses up and down the country will have received an email like this, on the off chance that a handful will fall for it.


How do we know it’s a scam?

Well, for a start it came to an email address that isn’t registered for important things like tax returns. That was a bit of a giveaway, but let’s take a good long look at it.


Keep an eye out for this blatant con. Don’t download any attachments from unknown senders. Stay secure.


If you believe that it could be genuine, then in the case here, pick up the phone to the HMRC, and ask them to confirm the payment has been made. I’m sure they won’t deny you an answer.


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