Beware of fraudsters
Criminals are taking advantage of the potential confusion around the UK leaving the EU to defraud businesses.
These criminals are posing as HMRC to get businesses to part with their money.
- If you’re a UK based business, they’ll claim you need to register for a ‘UK trader number’ if you trade with EU countries.
- If you’re an EU national living in the UK, they may claim you owe additional tax.
Remember that HMRC will never ask you for payment or personal details by email or text. If in doubt, call HMRC on a trusted telephone number.
We’ll never contact you out of the blue to ask for your personal information or ask you to move money to a safe account.