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December 2011

EU VAT Registration Letter Scam

HMRC are warning of a new scam letter which is being sent to businesses. The letter requests payment of a fixed fee by credit card and provides a website address to activate VAT registration.

HMRC are advising that these letters are not issued by HMRC and the registration should not be completed or payment made.

Please click here to see examples of phishing that the HMRC has already identified.  

A copy of a scam letter can also be accessed here.