BUSINESS ALERT!! HMRC Phishing ScamBusiness in Kent have been targeted by a phishing scam from HMRC regarding the Self-Employment Support Scheme<!–

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13 JANUARY 2021






Kent Businesses Targeted by HMRC Phishing Scam

Reports of Kent businesses targeted by an email phishing scam. They claim to be about the third grant for the Self-Employment Support Scheme from HMRC.

What happens:

  • You get an email claiming that the third grant of the Self-Employment Support Scheme is now open.
  • The email will invite you to apply via a link to the website before the deadline.
  • The sender email address will be incorrect.

What to do: 

  • If you’re in doubt, do not click on any links. 
  • Always check the sender of the email and check the website is genuine before disclosing information.
  • Report any suspicious emails from HMRC to 

Please warn other businesses in Kent. 

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