HMRC warn of tax scams targeting university students

2019-09-01T23:07:54+01:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, HMRC|Tags: , , |

HMRC have published a series of warnings that university students are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details. The scammers are using seemingly legitimate university email addresses (for example '@uc.ac.uk') in order to avoid detection, and HMRC have received thousands of fraud reports from students at colleges across the UK. This is the first time HMRC has seen a tax scam attack directly targeting university students in such high volumes.  HMRC never inform people about potential tax refunds by email, text or voicemail. Therefore, if someone does receive such [...]