WARNING: HMRC Briefing - VAT Phishing Attack

HMRC have alerted us to evidence they have of agents being targeted by a sophisticated email 'phishing' scam.

HMRC have asked us to publicise some details of a recent sophisticated email ‘phishing’ attack which targeted agents and was designed to extract the secure login details of taxpayer accounts to enable the submission of bogus VAT repayment claims. HMRC also provide advice on guarding against fraudulent activity.

The full statement is attached below in Adobe (PDF) format. 

Technical Team

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