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HMRC Issues New Security Alerts
HM Revenue & Customs has issued a new security warning over an email currently in circulation.
The email, which comes from “HMRC Online services - email@example.com” states that the recipient has one new ALERT message and should log into their Online Account to read the message.
The email contains a link to a fraudulent website that requests the disclosure of personal account information and password.
HMRC stresses that it has not issued the email and asks anyone receiving a copy to forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
HMRC has also said that it is aware of emails being issued to advertise a service where the sender applies for a rebate of National Insurance on the customer’s behalf, usually for a fee.
HMRC is stressing that these companies are not affiliated with HMRC in any way.