Be Vigilant of Internet Fraud

  • 27 Apr 2017
  • By David Harper

One of our clients has received the email shown below today, it has reminded us of the constant need to be wary of the increasing use of electronic fraud.  There are a few obvious mistakes in the email to suggest that it is a scam but an unsuspecting recipient may well have clicked on one of the links, potentially executing some malicious software or leading to a link that will attempt to pry more sensitive information.  Threats of fines or legal action are a typical tactic utilised to elicit a response.

 

Although Companies House do offer an e-reminder service it is important to pay attention to whether anything you receive is genuine and if in doubt navigate to their website independently rather than clicking on a link.  HM Revenue & Customs will never send emails or texts to tell you about a tax rebate, a penalty or to ask for personal or payment information, therefore anything received should be treated with suspicion.

If in doubt it is better to be safe than sorry

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