SCAM ALERT!! Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) scam


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SCAM ALERT!! Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) scamWe have received reports of scammers targeting the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for businesses.<!–


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30 APRIL 2021

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) scam

We have been made aware of a scam targeting the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

What happens:

You receive a message claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs
They request personal information such as Passport or Driving License to obtain an ‘SEISS tax refund’.

What to do:

This is a scam.
Forward text messages free of charge to 7729 and then delete.
For advice or to report, contact Citizens Advice Scams Action
If you’re unsure whether it is HMRC, use the checklist to decide if the contact is genuine.

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End of partnership with Checkatrade

Last year, we notified Kent tradespeople that the Trading Standards partnership with Checkatrade would end in March 2021 and that we launched our own Trading Standards Checked scheme in early 2020. We continued to work with Checkatrade until all memberships had completed on 31 March this year, and now Trading Standards Checked is the only place to find trader that’s checked and vetted by Kent County Council Trading Standards.

The Trading Standards Approved logo is no longer valid and traders displaying it are breaking the law.


Should you see any of the above logos displayed, please report to Citizen’s Advice Consumer Services via the website or by calling  0808 223 1133.  

Hundreds of Kent Traders are now registered with Trading Standards Checked – look out for the logo displayed proudly on their vans and other signage. You can a Trading Standard Checked trader on www.kent.gov.uk/tschecked

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