Fraud Alert as Scam Emails are Sent Claiming they are from HM Treasury

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Mass-marketing fraud, when you receive uninvited contact by email, phone or letter to con you out of money, is a multi-million pound industry and new scams are emerging all the time.

Fraudsters often use the names of genuine people and organisations to make their deceptions seem more credible. Recent examples of scam correspondence have cited HM Treasury or Cabinet Office ministers or have claimed to be working on behalf of the HM Treasury.

HM Treasury and its agencies will never contact you asking for money or personal details.

More information about types of fraud and what to do if you think you may have been a victim of fraud is available on the Home Office pages.

There are also a number of scams from people claiming to work on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs. For further information please visit the HMRC website.

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