Fraudulent Tax Messages

The council has received reports of a number of residents receiving fraudulent phone calls, texts and emails claiming to be from HMRC and saying they are taking you to court to claim unpaid tax. 


  • Wednesday, 26 June 2019

    Vale of Glamorgan



Remember: HMRC never send notifications of a tax rebate or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email, text message or over the phone.


If you receive a fraudulent HMRC message, please follow GOV.UK's advice:

  • Forward suspicious emails to HMRC’s phishing team:

  • Forward suspicious text messages to 60599. Text messages will be charged at your network rate.

  • If HMRC needs to contact you about anything confidential they’ll reply by phone or post.


How to spot a fraudulent message

HMRC advise not to open attachments or click any links in an email or text message, as they may contain malicious software or direct you to a bogus website.


Examples of HMRC related phishing emails