Warning: Self Assessment Taxpayers Being Scammed

HMRC is warning that self assessment taxpayers are being aggressively targeted by crooks after more than 570,000 scams were reported to HMRC in the last year. In the 12 months to January 2022, nearly 220,000 scams reported to HMRC offered bogus tax rebates. At this time of year, self assessment customers are at increased risk of falling victim […]

Job Scams Are Increasing – Can You Spot A Fake?

There has been a significant increase in job scams in recent years, our friends at JobsAware witnessed a 65% rise in reports of UK job posts advertising fake roles since March 2020.  Out of 1,000 job seekers surveyed by the charity, seven in ten said they believed they’d applied for at least one role that […]

Beware: low-life criminals exploit latest lockdown

Criminals have been busy creating several new scams following the latest lockdown announcement.  There are two new ones that have come to light this week: “HMRC” suggesting that you are due a rebate or COVID-19 grant “NHS” suggesting that you are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine Text messages are being sent allegedly from […]