Tax scams tar­get stu­dents

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - ADVICE -

Fraud­sters are bom­bard­ing uni­ver­sity stu­dents with large num­bers of fake tax re­fund emails, HM Rev­enue and Cus­toms (HMRC) is warn­ing.

HMRC said it is the first time it has seen a tax scam at­tack di­rectly tar­get­ing uni­ver­sity stu­dents in such high vol­umes. The tax au­thor­ity has re­ceived thou­sands of fraud re­ports in just a few weeks from stu­dents at col­leges across the UK.

Fake emails may promise peo­ple they are owed some money in an at­tempt to ob­tain their per­sonal in­for­ma­tion.

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