Taxpayers should be wary of any email which claims to emanate from HM Revenue & Customs advising them they are due a refund and asking them to supply their credit card details.
These can be received at both your business Email address and your private Email address (we’ve received them here at Pierce both to our business and private Email addresses) and they do look genuine, however since tax is now primarily self assessed the occasions when HMRC would notify entitlement to a refund are few. HMRC would certainly never ask for credit card details.
If you do receive this or similar scamming emails you should report them to HMRC using the following email address email@example.com. then delete them.
Pierce is a trading name of 1KSW Ltd (11781379) and its associated companies. 1KSW Ltd is the parent company of Pierce Group Ltd (09047081), Pierce C.A. Ltd (04360541), Pierce Forensic Ltd (05969229) and Pierce Corporate Finance Ltd (05969217). All companies are registered in England & Wales and the registered office, list of all directors and VAT registration numbers are held at: Mentor House, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 6AY. Pierce C.A. Ltd is registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - Chartered Accountants' Hall, PO Box 433, London EC2P 2BJ, Tel 020 7920 8100.