Crime and security (fraud)

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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Protecting yourself against COVID-19 phishing scams

Increased internet use in lockdown leads to rise in email scams.

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Fake HMRC emails still a problem

Advice issued on spotting genuine emails.

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How to avoid a self-assessment tax scam

HMRC warns customers about fraudulent calls, texts and emails.

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HMRC issues springtime tax scam warning

Young adults told to be ‘especially vigilant’.

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Businesses lose almost £93m to invoice scams

4 in 10 firms unaware of invoice fraud.

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Households warned of landline scams

HMRC reports increasing number of fraudulent phone calls.

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Cyber-security measures to protect businesses

4 in 10 businesses faced security threat in the last year.

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