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HMRC Social Media Scam Alert

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Be wary of a new scam on social media involving some accounts impersonating HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

HMRC has identified a new scam on X, formerly Twitter, involving some accounts impersonating HMRC or their customer service advisers.

HMRC will never ask for personal or bank information via social media. Do not give out any personal or business tax or financial details to anyone on social media.

Official HMRC X accounts

The only official HMRC accounts on X are:

HMRC’s other official social media channels are listed on their main HMRC organisation page on the GOV.UK website.

Further guidance on potential tax scams

For further information, see HMRC’s guidance on identifying tax scam phone calls, emails and text messages

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