Tax phishing warning from HMRC

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Be on your guard against criminals posing as HMRC.

Many students are starting paid work, sometimes for the first time, and may not have dealt with HMRC before. If you are unfamiliar with paying tax or dealing with the tax authority you are vulnerable to fake ‘tax rebate’ offers and similar scams.

Criminals posing as HMRC may contact you offering a tax refund or to tell you your National Insurance number has been used in fraud. Make sure you’re on your guard – find out about tax scams and how to report them.

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