Warning of fake HMRC VAT email scam

Cyber criminals have been targeting UK taxpayers with fake VAT return messages claiming to come from HMRC, when opened they could infect PCs with a Trojan virus and allow them to take over the victim’s computer. Research shows that scammers have been using email messages appearing to come from HMRC with a virus link disguised as a VAT Return document. The fake email implies there are errors in the user’s recently submitted VAT Return User’s needs to be very careful during the tax return season as the scams are becoming very frequent.