Businesses are being warned to be careful how they apply for business support available during the covid-19 pandemic. Don’t be caught out by phishers.
Some businesses are receiving emails which purport to be from ‘HMRC Government Gateway’. An example of email addresses being used is UK Government firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using the “Claim Now” link in the email to complete the application gives the scammers all the information they need to make a fraudulent claim in your name. Always be cautious of following a link that comes from an email address you do not know. If you have received such an email you can report it here