BEWARE! The Tax Return email scams have started already, just a day after the 31st January 2018 deadline. These fraudsters are certainly quick off the mark.
Here you can see the text from an email I received today. Note the way these fraudsters don’t even know my name, whereas the real HMRC certainly would. The sender was showing as HMRC Business Help and Support Emails.
Wouldn’t you love to know who’s been checking you out on Facebook? Maybe an ex, a boss, or a neighbour?
Today I had a call from ‘The Child Safety Initiative’. The woman who called had a northern accent and said she’d “spoken to Lindsey back in February”, and Lindsey had agreed to sponsor a campaign to education children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
When I said I had no recollection of speaking to her and hadn’t agreed to sponsor anyone she asked if I was Lindsey Harris. When I confirmed I was, she reiterated that, oh yes, we’d spoken in February and M35 Web Design had agreed to sponsor their publication for a one-off cost, instead of their five-yearly sponsorship deal. The cost of this ‘sponsorship’? £125 + VAT.