Crime and security (fraud)

HMRC chases £1bn in false furlough claims

Furlough fraud was previously thought to be £3.5bn.

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Fifteen times more online scams stamped out last year

Many of these claimed to be from HMRC.

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SEISS scam email circulating online

Spelling mistakes give the fake document away.

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HMRC cracks down on misleading tax avoidance schemes

New campaign aims to protect people from false advertising.

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HMRC warns self-assessment customers about scammers

500,000 referrals from the public offered fraudulent tax rebates.

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10 coronavirus scams to watch out for

UK Finance urges people to be on their guard as scams increase during the pandemic.

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10 coronavirus scams to be wary of

UK Finance urges people to be on their guard.

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COVID-19 scam offers fake business grants

Fraudsters target retail, hospitality and leisure firms.

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HMRC goes for recovery powers on COVID-19 grants

Two-week consultation to amend Finance Bill 2019-21 to close tomorrow.

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Fraud victims soar during pandemic

Scams were ‘so convincing they were hard to spot’.

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