HMRC warns Nottingham customers about scam emails

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Nottingham HMRC are warning customers about internet ‘scammers’ who are conning people out of thousands of pounds by emails they are sending.

The cyber-conmen are sending emails telling people to renew their tax credits.

The emails instruct people to enter personal details, which the ‘scammers’ then use to clear out the victims’ bank accounts.

Last year, HMRC shut down nearly 9000 scam websites, more than five times the amount in 2013.

Clare Merrills, who works at HM Revenue and Customs is warning people to be careful.

Video: Clare Merrills warns people about the scam emails.

The emails people have been receiving are very professional looking and people are warned to be extra vigilant about any emails related to tax credit renewals.

 

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