News | Tax Rebate Text Fraud Warning | Andover & VillagesPolice are warning members of the public that fraudsters are sending text messages offering a tax rebate.

The message contains a link to a website and requests to provide personal information, such as bank account information, to claim the nonexistent rebate.

Protect Yourself

Don’t click on web links contained in unsolicited texts or emails.

Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.

Obtain the genuine number of the organisation being represented and verify the legitimacy of the communication.

HMRC will never use texts or emails or tell you about a potential rebate or ask for personal information.

If you have provided personal information and you are concerned that your identity may be compromised consider Cifas Protection Registration.

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