Police issue warning over fake HMRC text messages

Police have issued a warning about a text message scam which purports to be from HM Revenue and Customs.
The scam text messageThe scam text message
The scam text message

Fraudsters are texting members of the public offering a tax rebate. The text message contains a link to a website and requests personal information, such as bank account details, to claim the non-existent rebate.

Protect Yourself

- Don’t click on web links contained in unsolicited texts or emails.

- Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.

- Obtain the genuine number of the organisation being represented and verify the legitimacy of the communication.

HMRC will never use texts or emails or tell you about a potential rebate or ask for personal information.

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