With the launch of the fourth grant for the self-employed (SEISS), HMRC warns that criminals are, once again, using this opportunity to try and scam individuals.
HMRC also highlights recent increases in scam phone calls, emails and texts. If someone contacts you claiming to be from HMRC saying that you owe tax and face arrest, are due a tax refund, that your National Insurance number has been compromised or asking you to transfer money or give bank or other personal details, it might be a scam.
The only place that you can claim the new SEISS grant is via GOV.UK.
HMRC has published this guidance on identifying scams. We recommend you bookmark this webpage should you need to refer to it in the future.
You can also make use of the National Cyber Security Centre’s new guide on how to stay secure online and protect yourself or your business against cybercrime.