HMRC has advised us to be vigilant following a phishing scam they have brought to our attention.
If you receive an email from a source claiming to be HM Revenue & Customs with the subject “Your 2016 Tax Report” DO NOT OPEN IT. Please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it from your email account.
HM Revenue and Customs generally do not contact taxpayers directly by email. Sometimes you may receive an email message from HMRC asking you to login separately to your online account via the HM Revenue & Customs website. We would advise you never to follow a link contained within an email message but always to log in directly to the website.
Should you be in any doubt, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to confirm whether or not any email is genuine.