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Category Archives:Scam

How can your employees recognise scam emails?

Unfortunately, fraudulent emails are something that we are all likely to come across at some point.

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Watch out for tax scams, warns HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to stay alert to tax scams after a surge in fraudulent activity.

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HMRC scam calls have decreased by 97 per cent

Scammers posing as HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) were rife in March 2021, with a staggering 79,477 calls reported. Read More

Almost 800,000 tax scams reported to HMRC in past 12 months, figures reveal

Nearly 800,000 tax-related scams were reported to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the past 12 months, a major study has revealed.

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Scams: the heavy financial and health burden

According to recent research, the total amount of money it costs a fraudster’s victim to get help with their wellbeing after being scammed is £9.3 billion a year.  Read More

Tax-related scams double during coronavirus pandemic, figures reveal

Tax-related scams have almost doubled in the past 12 months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud rising

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLs) which has been described as a ‘giant bonfire’ of taxpayers’ money by a senior banker, has seen fraud investigations rise by more than 50 per cent in some areas.

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Increasing number of taxpayers targeted with threatening tax scams, HMRC warns

Taxpayers should remain vigilant to tax scams “threatening arrest” following a surge in reports, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned. Read More

How to avoid tax scams this Christmas

Did you know that last year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received almost 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious calls, texts and emails? Read More

New cybersecurity project to protect businesses from online fraud, says Government

The Government is launching a new cybersecurity programme to protect businesses from the threat of online fraud. Read More

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