Updated HMRC Guidance on Spotting Scammers
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated guidance and published a list of examples of websites, emails, letters, text messages, WhatsApp messages and phone calls used by scammers and fraudsters to obtain corporate and personal information.
Written by Paul Brown on 28th August 2019
The guidance can help to decide if contact from HMRC is genuine, how to tell when an email is phishing / bogus and provides examples of the different methods that fraudsters use to get individuals to disclose information.
Prevention is always better than cure, but businesses are well advised to arrange a Cyber Liability and Crime Insurance Policy to provide a robust response should their employees fall victim to a scam and expose company assets and or information.
If you would like to discuss this matter and how you can protect your business, then please get in touch with your usual Franklands’ contact on 01332 545720.