HMRC / Companies House Scam Emails

Dear Watch Member,

We have been alerted to a current scam email purporting to be from Companies House. It instructs you to check the information submitted by your company and says that if you ignore this instruction you may be subject of legal action. The Companies House website says they are aware of similar scam emails. It advises recipients not to disclose personal information or open attachments contained in emails claiming to be from them. If you receive a suspicious email claiming to be from Companies House, please report it to: [email protected].

If you’ve recently submitted a tax return, don’t be caught out by bogus HMRC contacts claiming you’re owed a rebate.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receive many reports of scam emails and text messages at this time of year.  Be aware that fraudsters can falsify the ‘from’ text or email address to make it look like a legitimate HMRC source. Be particularly wary of emails urging urgent action.

If you’re not 100% sure that a message has come from HMRC, don’t respond or click on any links or attachments.

Genuine emails from HMRC will never notify you of a tax rebate or offer you a repayment, nor would they provide a link to a login page or a form asking for information – instead they will ask you to log on to your online account as normal to check for information.

Remember that you should always log into your online account via your browser, never via an emailed link.

Forward suspicious emails to [email protected] or visit and search “HMRC scams” for more details.

If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: [email protected]

Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]