Bogus HMRC emails

HMRC never uses text or email to notify taxpayers of tax rebates, refunds or penalties.  Nor does it ever use them to ask for personal or payment information.  So you can be 100% confident that any text or email of that kind which purports to come from HMRC has all the authenticity of similar emails telling you that you’ve won the first prize in a lottery you never entered or that a gentleman in Nigeria is itching to send you your share of a windfall.

For more detail on specific scams and bogus emails and how to report them to HMRC, check out HMRC guidance here.



Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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