Beware the HMRC rebate scam

Sarah Coles
HMRC offices
HMRC offices

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As the tax-return deadline rolls around at the end of this month, scammers are using the fact that tax is on our minds in order to cash in. They have stepped up their nefarious activity, sending out a new batch of fake rebate emails.

So what are they doing, and how can you avoid falling for the scam?