Action Fraud is warning about a new HMRC and iTunes gift card scam

Action Fraud is warning about a new trend where fraudsters contact victims claiming to be from HMRC and try to trick them into paying taxes using iTunes gift cards

HMRC publishes information on phishing and scams including examples of bogus contact and how to recognise genuine contact, but this has not yet been updated for this latest scam. 

Although HMRC does now send reminders and alerts by text and email these never include links or personal information. 

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool

Bogus emails or other contact should be reported to HMRC by emailing