HMRC: I was sent a message requesting me to file for a tax refund but is this a scam?
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It sounds like a scam as other people have experienced a similar text message asking to fill in personal details. I'd suggest getting in touch with HMRC and asking them directly.
You can call them on the phone to ask them in person, the following link has a phone number for their UK income tax helpline (https://gethuman.com/contact/HMRC)
GetHuman-jenishe4 years ago
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