Taxpayers are being urged to be vigilant following reports that thieves are making phone calls pretending to be the taxman.
The fraudsters tell victims that they are due a tax rebate, and ask for their bank card details over the phone. They go on to attempt to take money from the victim’s bank account.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) says that victims risk have their bank accounts emptied and their personal details sold on to other organised criminal gangs.
Tax phishing emails