Many taxpayers have been subject to telephone scams recently, in which the caller is claiming to be from HMRC, either requesting personal information in order to process a tax refund, or leaving a voicemail asking the taxpayer to call back or demanding payment before legal action.

Please be aware that these calls are NOT from HMRC and are scams, dedicated to take personal information, and  money, from unaware taxpayers.

Please ensure that you can verify anyone claiming to be from HMRC before handing over any information, and if you are still unsure, ask them to write to you instead.

HMRC take their security very seriously and are working on cracking down on these scams. If you are subject to this at any point, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2050 and report this, or see HMRC security advice here.